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Definitions for terribly
ˈtɛr ə bliter·ri·b·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word terribly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. terribly, awfully, awful, frightfullyadverb

    used as intensifiers

    "terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry"

  2. terribly, atrociously, awfully, abominably, abysmally, rottenlyadverb

    in a terrible manner

    "she sings terribly"

Wiktionary

  1. terriblyadverb

    Causing terror or awe.

    The lion roared terribly.

  2. terriblyadverb

    Very; extremely.

    He's terribly busy and you really shouldn't bother him.

  3. terriblyadverb

    Very badly.

    She even signed up for karaoke, although she sang terribly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Terriblynoun

    Etymology: from terrible.

    The polish’d steel gleams terribly from far,
    And every moment nearer shows the war. Dryden.

    The poor man squalled terribly. Gulliver’s Travels.

ChatGPT

  1. terribly

    Terribly is an adverb that means to a great or extreme degree, in a way that causes distress or discomfort; in an extreme or intense manner; it can also mean very badly or poorly in quality. The word is often used for emphasis.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terribly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2552

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'terribly' in Adverbs Frequency: #383

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terribly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terribly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of terribly in a Sentence

  1. Anne Geddes:

    We all have a responsibility to guide these babies as we grow, we're all born with a common sensibility. There's only goodness around babies; it's what happens to them as their life develops that can go terribly wrong or right.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    I think Edward Snowden has been terribly destructive, he has been less than forthcoming. It was a very slanted portrayal about what the NSA does, and he knows it.

  3. Dave Bremer:

    I'm terribly sad that Dave Bremer... doesn't have Jake Manning mom to be with Jake Manning for the rest of Jake Manning life, but I'm very, very grateful that she trusted us to take Jake Manning and be with Jake Manning and share our home with Jake Manning.

  4. The Grammy winner:

    I got it severely and I was hospitalized for 11 days — and four or five of those I do not even remember. It really was touch and go and a terribly debilitating ailment.

  5. Willa Wertheimer:

    Although I ’m terribly sad, the knowing is so much better, it seemed like a long shot for a kid living on the fringe, after 35 years.

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