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terrible - Dictionary definition and meaning for word terrible

Definition
(adj) causing fear or dread or terror
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) exceptionally bad or displeasing
Example Sentence
  • atrocious taste
  • abominable workmanship
  • an awful voice
  • dreadful manners
  • a painful performance
  • terrible handwriting
  • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

Definition
(adj) intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
Synonyms : severe , wicked
Example Sentence
  • severe pain
  • a severe case of flu
  • a terrible cough
  • under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
  • a wicked cough

Definition
(adj) extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
Synonyms : awful , frightful , tremendous
Example Sentence
  • in a frightful hurry
  • spent a frightful amount of money

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