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"terrible" in British English

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terribleadjective

uk   /ˈter.ə.bəl/  us   /ˈter.ə.bəl/
  • 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 (BAD AT)

very bad at doing something: You're a terrible liar. I'm a terrible skier/swimmer/dancer.
  • terrible adjective (VERY GREAT)

informal used to emphasize the great degree of something: This project is a terrible waste of money.UK She's a terrible nuisance.

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"terrible" in American English

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terribleadjective

 us   /ˈter·ə·bəl/
very unpleasant or serious or bad: I saw terrible things happen. My mother was a terrible cook.
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