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- n. The characteristic of being terrible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being terrible; dreadfulness; formidableness: as, the terribleness of a sight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quality of extreme unpleasantness
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Its in-your-face terribleness is so ham-fisted that it defies analysis, and its strict insistence on imitation permits no commentary on the form.
Not like they'd lose money doing that, unless the films hit new lows in terribleness.
But, by no one's craft, merely through the "terribleness" of the times, it had gone forever astray.
Some were born terrible, some achieved terrible, a few others had terribleness thrust upon them.
Axelrod says, that the economy is and was terrible and it will take time to deal with the remnants of the terribleness.
CHAVEZ: We would like you to keep on imagining the phrase "Double-Dip Recession," letting it ring through your mind in all of its terribleness, as we begin to use really spiffy-sounding technical-terms such as "contango" and "backwardation," oftentimes employing them in ways that cancel each other out.
As you point out, you can watch Robertson on The 700 Club or listen to any number of old-style fundamentalist Protestant preachers to get some of this classic vibe of divine terribleness.
* I.e., time to let the original Star Trek series speak for itself, thereby cementing its hard-earned reputation for hilarious terribleness with minimal commentary or effort on my part.
We know some of you think we are making up the terribleness of many of the queries we receive, and we are in fact a hateful and high-fullutent person, lolling about with our dogeared copy of Swann's Way (en français, naturellement!) and looking down our nose at the toiling masses whilst extolling leftist-elitist tripe!
I took the meaning of “just” as implying a lesser degree of terribleness, not necessarily implying that the hypocrisy was part of the latter terribleness.