What is the meaning of terrible?


  • Causing fear or dread or terror.
    • usage: "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"
  • Exceptionally bad or displeasing.
    • usage: "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
  • Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality.
    • usage: "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough"
  • Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact.
    • usage: "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
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