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English Dictionary: terrible by the DICT Development Group
2 results for terrible
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): severe, terrible, wicked
  4. extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
    Synonym(s): frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Terrible \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.
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