Terrible - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈterəbl|  American pronunciation of the word terrible
Brit.  |ˈtɛrɪb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word terrible
- causing fear or dread or terror (syn: awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific)
a terrible curse
- exceptionally bad or displeasing (syn: abominable, atrocious, awful, dreadful, painful, unspeakable)
terrible handwriting
- intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality (syn: severe, wicked)
a terrible cough
- extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact (syn: awful, frightful, tremendous)

Examples

Traffic was held up by a terrible accident.

I have a terrible cold.

The service at that restaurant is terrible.

Their son had been injured in a terrible accident.

We're worried that something terrible might have happened to Greg.

The hotel was absolutely terrible.

I'd better write this down; I have a terrible memory.

There was a terrible noise and the roof caved in.

She wept when she heard the terrible news.

You're making a terrible mistake.

Ivan the Terrible

Three books about me (all terrible, but never mind that).

As if the crowds aren't bad enough, the parking situation is terrible.

Two people died in that terrible fire.

“You sound terrible.” “It's just a bad cold. Nothing serious.”

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