Terrible Definition

tĕrə-bəl
adjective
Causing terror; fearful; frightful; dreadful.
Webster's New World
Extremely formidable.
Terrible responsibilities.
American Heritage
Extreme; intense; severe.
Webster's New World
Very bad, unpleasant; disagreeable, etc.
Webster's New World
Very bad.
A terrible actor.
American Heritage
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Origin of Terrible

  • From French, from Latin terribilis (“frightful"), from terrere (“to frighten"). Compare terror, deter.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin terribilis from terrēre to frighten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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