Definition Of terrible


extremely or distressingly bad or serious.

a terrible crime

Example Of terrible

  • A spokesman said: ‘This was a truly terrible and tragic accident, at a time when they were supposed to be the happiest of their lives.’

  • A spooky black lady smiles, nursing something terrible in a parcel.

  • Alladi Jayasri writes about Gurudev, who reminds us of the terrible calamities waiting to punish us for our cruelty to Nature.

  • And despite feeling much better I also feel terrible for being so nasty.

  • ‘Time to cut the cake,’ said Elaine's father with a terrible forced smile.

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