terrible: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ter'u-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. distressing; severe: a terrible winter.
  2. extremely bad; horrible: terrible coffee; a terrible movie.
  3. exciting terror, awe, or great fear; dreadful; awful.
  4. formidably great: a terrible responsibility.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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