from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing great fear or alarm; dreadful: a terrible bolt of lightning; a terrible curse.
- adj. Extremely formidable: terrible responsibilities.
- adj. Extreme in extent or degree; intense: "the life for which he had paid so terrible a price” ( Leslie Fiedler).
- adj. Unpleasant; disagreeable: had a terrible time at the party; terrible food.
- adj. Very bad: a terrible actor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Dreadful; causing alarm and fear.
- adj. formidable, powerful.
- adj. Intense; extreme in degree or extent.
- adj. Unpleasant; disagreeable.
- adj. Very bad; lousy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable.
- adj. Excessive; extreme; severe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That excites or is fitted to excite terror, fear, awe, or dread; awful; dreadful; formidable.
- Excessive; tremendous; severe; great: chiefly used colloquially: as, a terrible bore.
- Synonyms Terrific, fearful, frightful, horrible, shocking, dire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
- adj. extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
- adj. causing fear or dread or terror
- adj. exceptionally bad or displeasing
It would be a terrible thing, perfectly _terrible_, to have him marry a girl who is not a lady, nor even an educated woman. "
Dickey: When we were filming, she was 2, and whoever came up with the term "terrible twos" knew what they were talking about.
That outside pressure only seems to embolden the president, who used his inaugural address to denounce what he calls terrible cases of foreign interference that threaten Ivory Coast's sovereignty.
Studio head Harvey Weinstein is also coming to Polanski's defense, he described as -- what he described as a terrible situation.
NGUYEN: Now, both Republican and Democratic election officials are apologizing for what they call a terrible mistake.
Both Republican and Democratic election officials are apologizing for what they call a terrible mistake.
Johnny later apologized to the girls for having been what he called a terrible father.
JENSEN: The delay in February on arriving in Sydney was caused by what he called a terrible mistake.
And it was what I refer to as a terrible casualness about the planning of a lot of the '28 campaign, in my opinion.
There did not appear to be any attempt to curb what they termed the terrible cycle of violence that had become a way of life in