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Meaning of TERRIBLE

Pronunciation:  'terubul

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  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"; "suffered terrible thirst"
  4. [adj]  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"

TERRIBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: abominable, alarming, atrocious, awful, bad, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, frightful, horrendous, horrific, intense, painful, severe, unspeakable, wicked



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ter"ri*ble\, a. [F., fr. L. terribilis, fr. terrere to
frighten. See {Terror}.]
1. Adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread;
   dreadful; formidable.

         Prudent in peace, and terrible in war. --Prior.

         Thou shalt not be affrighted at them; for the Lord
         thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.
                                               --Deut. vii.

2. Excessive; extreme; severe. [Colloq.]

         The terrible coldness of the season.  --Clarendon.

Syn: Terrific; fearful; frightful; formidable; dreadful;
     horrible; shocking; awful. -- {Ter"ri*ble*ness}, n. --
     {Ter"ri*bly}, adv.