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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Terrible  \Ter"ri*ble\,  a.  [F.,  fr  L.  terribilis  fr  terrere  to 
  frighten.  See  {Terror}.] 
  1.  Adapted  or  likely  to  excite  terror,  awe,  or  dread; 
  dreadful;  formidable. 
 
  Prudent  in  peace,  and  terrible  in  war.  --Prior. 
 
  Thou  shalt  not  be  affrighted  at  them  for  the  Lord 
  thy  God  is  among  you  a  mighty  God  and  terrible. 
  --Deut.  vii. 
  21. 
 
  2.  Excessive;  extreme;  severe.  [Colloq.] 
 
  The  terrible  coldness  of  the  season.  --Clarendon. 
 
  Syn:  Terrific;  fearful;  frightful;  formidable;  dreadful; 
  horrible;  shocking;  awful.  --  {Ter"ri*ble*ness},  n.  -- 
  {Ter"ri*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  terrible 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {awful},  {dire},  {direful},  {dread(a)},  {dreaded}, 
  {dreadful},  {fearful},  {fearsome},  {frightening},  {horrendous}, 
  {horrific}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {atrocious}, 
  {abominable},  {awful},  {dreadful},  {painful},  {unspeakable}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {severe},  {wicked}] 
  4:  extremely  distressing;  "fearful  slum  conditions";  "a 
  frightful  mistake";  "suffered  terrible  thirst"  [syn:  {fearful}, 
  {frightful}] 




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