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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. 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. Jeff Sessions:

    I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store, educating people and telling them the terrible truth about drugs and addiction will result in better choices. We can reduce the use of drugs, save lives and turn back the surge in crime that inevitably follows in the wake of increased drug abuse.

  2. Michael DeGregorio:

    We like to joke the Vietnamese don’t have any rear view mirrors (a propos of the traffic). They don’t look very much into the terrible things that happened in the past, they are very forward-looking. That is in large part due to the young population.

  3. Elizabeth Berg:

    There is incredible value in being of service to others. I think if most of the people in therapy offices were dragged out to put their finger in a dike, take up their place in a working line, they would be relieved of terrible burdens.

  4. Raphael Warnock.As Pai:

    I speak some Korean, it's terrible.

  5. Strategic Industry Initiatives Jeff Lenard:

    The sub $2 would be interesting, in previous times, we had big declines that were for terrible events: 2008 economic collapse and 9/11. Those were demand driven. This is supply driven.

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