Definition of 'terrible'
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Is her diet terrible in real life? Times, Sunday Times (2016)They look terrible for what they are. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It made me feel terrible about myself. The Sun (2016) Something terrible is probably going to happen. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That would be a terrible waste of time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now your feline companion has more than terrible puns to look forward to. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You've left me feeling a terrible mum. The Sun (2016)I think you both realise what a terrible situation you got yourselves into. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If we don't, it would be a terrible waste. The Sun (2016)Policy conducted in the emotional heat of a terrible moment is often poorly considered. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It makes me feel terrible to think what happened to her. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Who fights for their life after a terrible road accident? The Sun (2010)When is somebody going to do something about this terrible cold weather? Times, Sunday Times (2013)So what is to blame for this terrible situation? The Sun (2013)We are determined to put a stop to that terrible waste of potential. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But people in showbiz often make terrible partners. The Sun (2011)But then she also feels terrible about working. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Was your home life terrible just because of such a character? The Sun (2014)One day it could be you or your loved ones in this terrible situation. The Sun (2008)It would be a terrible waste to leave it as a ruin. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What better indicator that he is something different than that he looks so terrible? Times, Sunday Times (2015)My mum stayed with that man for a long time and life was terrible. The Sun (2010)They are warned that if they go to the police something terrible will happen to them. The Sun (2014)It is a terrible situation for you. The Glasgow Girls (1994)The anorexic needs to take control of her body to try to get rid of the terrible flaw she feels exists. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)They looked great but sounded terrible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was terrible bad this afternoon, though. Anne of Green Gables (1872)It's bad socially and terrible economically. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They've seen some great times and terrible times. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I had bad asthma and terrible joint pain in my knees and ankles. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'terrible'
British English: terrible /ˈtɛrəbl/ ADJECTIVE
Terrible means extremely bad.
Her grammar is terrible.
- American English: terrible
- Arabic: مُرَوِّع
- Brazilian Portuguese: terrível
- Chinese: 很糟的
- Croatian: grozan
- Czech: hrozný
- Danish: frygtelig
- Dutch: vreselijk
- European Spanish: atroz terrible
- Finnish: kauhea
- French: horrible
- German: schrecklich
- Greek: τρομερός
- Italian: terribile
- Japanese: ひどい
- Korean: 무서운
- Norwegian: grusom
- Polish: straszny
- European Portuguese: terrível
- Romanian: groaznic
- Russian: ужасный
- Spanish: atroz
- Swedish: fruktansvärd
- Thai: ซึ่งแย่มาก
- Turkish: korkunç
- Ukrainian: жахливий
- Vietnamese: khủng khiếp
Definition of terrible from the Collins English Dictionary
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