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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.
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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.
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