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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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