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Synonyms for terrible
ˈtɛr ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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, unspeakable(adj)

    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, wicked(adj)

    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, tremendous(adj)

    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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. very bad

    terrible is something very bad.

    the food was terrible

    Submitted by acronimous on December 24, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terrible(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. terrible(a)

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

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#129078portentous
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#231163pixilated
#305377puckish

How to use terrible in a sentence?

  1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.

  2. Brad Falchuk:

    I'm moving in September. We've just done it slowly, divorce is terrible, even when it's the right thing to do. And it's really hard on kids. Come September we're all gon na' Brady Bunch' Brady Bunch up, and it'll be great.

  3. Donald Trump:

    A lot of people are looking to find out because it is potentially a really, really terrible situation, so we'll see what happens.

  4. Douglas MacArthur:

    Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -­ kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor ­- with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there has been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.

  5. Shauna Garris:

    Most of our antiepileptic medications have terrible side effects and interact with each other.


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