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terrible

adjective uk   /ˈter.ə.bl̩/ us  

terrible adjective (UNPLEASANT)

A2 very unpleasant or serious or of low quality: The weather was terrible. We have just received some terrible news.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad

terrible adjective (VERY GREAT)

informal used to emphasize the great degree of something: This project is a terrible waste of money. She's a terrible nuisance.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of terrible from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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