Definition of terrible
1 : extremely bad: such asa : notably unattractive or objectionable terrible behaviorb : of very poor quality a terrible moviec : strongly repulsive : obnoxious a terrible smell
terriblyplay \-blē\ adverb
Examples of terrible in a Sentence
Traffic was held up by a terrible accident.
I have a terrible cold.
The service at that restaurant is terrible.
Origin and Etymology of terrible
Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin terribilis, from terrēre to frighten — more at terror
First Known Use: 15th century
TERRIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terrible for English Language Learners
: very shocking and upsetting
: very bad or unpleasant
TERRIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of terrible for Students
1 : very great in degree a terrible fright a terrible mess
2 : very bad I got a terrible grade on the test.
3 : causing great fear a terrible monster
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