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Meaning & Definition of Terrible in English





1. Causing fear or dread or terror

  • "The awful war"
  • "An awful risk"
  • "Dire news"
  • "A career or vengeance so direful that london was shocked"
  • "The dread presence of the headmaster"
  • "Polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"
  • "A dreadful storm"
  • "A fearful howling"
  • "Horrendous explosions shook the city"
  • "A terrible curse"
  • awful,
  • dire,
  • direful,
  • dread(a),
  • dreaded,
  • dreadful,
  • fearful,
  • fearsome,
  • frightening,
  • horrendous,
  • horrific,
  • terrible

2. Exceptionally bad or displeasing

  • "Atrocious taste"
  • "Abominable workmanship"
  • "An awful voice"
  • "Dreadful manners"
  • "A painful performance"
  • "Terrible handwriting"
  • "An unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
  • atrocious,
  • abominable,
  • awful,
  • dreadful,
  • painful,
  • terrible,
  • unspeakable

3. Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

  • "Severe pain"
  • "A severe case of flu"
  • "A terrible cough"
  • "Under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"
  • "A wicked cough"
  • severe,
  • terrible,
  • wicked

4. Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

  • "In a frightful hurry"
  • "Spent a frightful amount of money"
  • frightful,
  • terrible,
  • awful,
  • tremendous

Examples of using

It is terrible that we have to struggle with our own government in order to save the environment.
In this forest at every step we may face the most terrible perils that you can ever imagine. So let's go ahead.
I've made a terrible mistake.