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Synonyms for terrible
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terrible

    Awful should not be used of things which are merely disagreeable or annoying, nor of all that are alarming and terrible, but only of such as bring a solemn awe upon the soul, as in the presence of a superior power; as, the awful hush before the battle. That which is awful arouses an oppressive, that which is august an admiring reverence; we speak of the august presence of a mighty monarch, the awful presence of death. We speak of an exalted station, a grand mountain, an imposing presence, a majestic cathedral, a noble mien, a solemn litany, a stately march, an august assembly, the awful scene of the Judgment Day.

    Synonyms:
    alarming, appalling, august, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, frightful, grand, horrible, imposing, majestic, noble, portentous, shocking, solemn, stately, terrific

    Antonyms:
    base, beggarly, commonplace, contemptible, despicable, humble, inferior, lowly, mean, paltry, undignified, vulgar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terrible

    Synonyms:
    awful, fearful, dreadful, formidable, terrific, frightful, tremendous, horrible, shocking

    Antonyms:
    in formidable, unastounding, unstartling, unastonishing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terribleadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, good, unalarming, mild

  2. atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakableadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    irritating, dreadful, indescribable, indefinable, awful, sore, odious, unnameable, execrable, horrifying, frightful, amazing, horrendous, severe, tremendous, dreaded, dire, afflictive, flagitious, grievous, monstrous, atrocious, ineffable, painful, detestable, awing, awed, wicked, dread(a), awe-inspiring, unspeakable, horrific, nasty, horrible, abominable, frightening, unutterable, awesome, fearsome, fearful, direful, untellable, ugly

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, mild, ordinary, good

  3. severe, terrible, wickedadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    life-threatening, dreadful, distasteful, revolting, pixilated, repellant, foul, implike, repellent, mischievous, arch, austere, serious, awful, puckish, frightful, horrendous, severe, sinful, tremendous, disgustful, dire, loathly, stern, grievous, skanky, repelling, atrocious, painful, prankish, impish, grave, dangerous, yucky, wicked, unholy, dread(a), hard, unspeakable, horrific, dreaded, abominable, frightening, fearsome, fearful, loathsome, direful, stark, disgusting, spartan, knockout

    Antonyms:
    mild, unalarming, good, ordinary

  4. frightful, terrible, awful, tremendousadjective

    extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

    "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"

    Synonyms:
    dreadful, enormous, marvelous, wondrous, rattling(a), awful, frightful, amazing, horrendous, severe, tremendous, dreaded, dire, wonderful, grand, marvellous, atrocious, painful, horrifying, awing, awed, wicked, horrific, dread(a), awe-inspiring, unspeakable, fearful, nasty, horrible, abominable, fantastic, frightening, terrific, awesome, fearsome, howling(a), direful, ugly

    Antonyms:
    mild, ordinary, unalarming, good

Editors Contribution

  1. hellified

    the accident was hellified. the outfit that girl was wearing was hellified. in urban lifestyle, it could mean it was good or bad, ( out of this world, sharp or offer). extreme.

    Submitted by EJPraise on January 29, 2022  
  2. very bad

    terrible is something very bad.

    the food was terrible

    Submitted by acronimous on December 24, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terribleadjective

    Synonyms:
    frightful, horrible, dreadful, formidable, REDOUBTABLE, fearful, GREWSOME, terrific, awful, dread, dire, tremendous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. terribleadjective

    Synonyms:
    dreadful, formidable, shocking, horrible, frightful, dire, grewsome, nefarious, severe, extreme, excessive, immoderate

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How to use terrible in a sentence?

  1. George Walker Bush:

    The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

  2. The NFL commissioner:

    The loss of this young man is a terrible tragedy, our thoughts are with Tray's family and friends.

  3. Steny Hoyer:

    It's a terrible, inefficient, wrong way to run the government of the United States.

  4. Quinn Hughes:

    It’s scary, it’s terrible, it’s not cool. It probably didn’t need to happen.

  5. Rob Manfred:

    Why is he making baseball political anyway? Because of his terrible record. Viewership way down. Ticket prices way up. major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.


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