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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. causing fear or dread or terror;
- Example: "the awful war"
- Example: "an awful risk"
- Example: "dire news"
- Example: "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"
- Example: "the dread presence of the headmaster"
- Example: "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"
- Example: "a dreadful storm"
- Example: "a fearful howling"
- Example: "horrendous explosions shook the city"
- Example: "a terrible curse"
[syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible]

2. exceptionally bad or displeasing;
- Example: "atrocious taste"
- Example: "abominable workmanship"
- Example: "an awful voice"
- Example: "dreadful manners"
- Example: "a painful performance"
- Example: "terrible handwriting"
- Example: "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
[syn: atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable]

3. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;
- Example: "severe pain"
- Example: "a severe case of flu"
- Example: "a terrible cough"
- Example: "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"
- Example: "a wicked cough"
[syn: severe, terrible, wicked]

4. extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact;
- Example: "in a frightful hurry"
- Example: "spent a frightful amount of money"
[syn: frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Prudent in peace, and terrible in war. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not be affrighted at them; for the Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible. --Deut. vii. 21. [1913 Webster] 2. Excessive; extreme; severe. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] The terrible coldness of the season. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] Syn: Terrific; fearful; frightful; formidable; dreadful; horrible; shocking; awful. [1913 Webster] -- Ter"ri*ble*ness, n. -- Ter"ri*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

terrible adj 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" [syn: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: severe, terrible, wicked] 4: extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money" [syn: frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

188 Moby Thesaurus words for "terrible": aberrant, abnormal, abominable, acute, alarming, appalling, arduous, arrant, ashamed, astounding, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, bad, baneful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal, concentrated, conscience-stricken, contemptible, contrite, criminal, deadly, delinquent, deplorable, desperate, despicable, detestable, deviant, difficult, dire, direful, disagreeable, disgraceful, disgusting, distressed, distressing, dread, dreaded, dreadful, egregious, enormous, evil, exquisite, fearful, fearsome, fell, fetid, fierce, filthy, flagrant, forbidding, formidable, foul, frightening, frightful, fulsome, furious, ghastly, ghoulish, gory, grave, grievous, grim, grisly, gross, grotesque, gruesome, guilty, hardly the thing, harrowing, hateful, heavy, heinous, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, howling, ignominious, illegal, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, infamous, intolerable, joyless, laborious, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, macabre, mephitic, miserable, monstrous, morbid, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, nefarious, noisome, not done, not the thing, notorious, noxious, obnoxious, odious, off-base, off-color, offensive, out-of-line, outrageous, pitiable, pitiful, rank, redoubtable, regretful, regrettable, remorseful, repelling, reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, rousing, rueful, sacrilegious, sad, savage, scandalous, schlock, schrecklich, scurvy, serious, severe, shabby, shameful, shameless, shocking, shoddy, sinful, sordid, sorry, squalid, strenuous, terrible, terrific, terrifying, thumping, toilsome, too bad, tough, tragic, tremendous, unbearable, unclean, undue, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate, unhappy, unlawful, unpleasant, unrighteous, unseemly, unspeakable, unsuitable, vehement, vicious, vile, villainous, violent, whacking, wicked, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched, wrong, wrongful