US: /ˈtɛɹəbəɫ/
UK: /tˈɛɹəbə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

terrible /'terəbl/
  • tính từ
    • dễ sợ, ghê gớm, khủng khiếp
      • a terrible death: cái chết khủng khiếp
    • (thông tục) quá chừng, thậm tệ
      • a terrible gossip: người hay ngồi lê đôi mách quá chừng

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 very unpleasant; making you feel very unhappy, upset or frightened: a terrible shock / experience / nightmare + What terrible news! + I've just had a terrible thought. + It was a terrible thing to happen to someone so young. + That's a terrible thing to say!
2 causing great harm or injury; very serious: a terrible storm / murder / accident + He had suffered terrible injuries. + I'll have to stay with her-she's in a terrible state.
3 [not before noun] unhappy or ill: I feel terrible-I think I'll go to bed. + You look terrible, you'd better sit down.
4 (informal) of very bad quality; very bad: a terrible meal / book / hotel + I have a terrible memory for names. + Your driving is terrible!
5 [only before noun] used to show the great extent or degree of sth bad: a terrible mistake + to be in terrible pain + The room was in a terrible mess. + (informal) I had a terrible job (= it was very difficult) to persuade her to come! + You'll be in terrible trouble if you're late again.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 bad, serious, grave, severe, acute, distressing, disagreeable, nasty, foul, unbearable, dreadful, loathsome, hideous, vile, intolerable, awful, Colloq rotten, lousy, beastly:
I've had a terrible virus.
2 bad, remorseful, regretful, rueful, sorry, contrite, ashamed, conscience-stricken, guilty, distressed, dreadful, awful, Colloq rotten, lousy, beastly:
I felt terrible having to tell the neighbours about their cat.
3 unhappy, unpleasant, disagreeable, awful, miserable, joyless, wretched, unfortunate, Colloq rotten, lousy, beastly:
We spent an absolutely terrible evening at the theatre.
4 gruesome, grisly, macabre, gory, grotesque, brutal, savage, horrible, horrendous, terrifying, terrific, harrowing, horrid, horrifying, ghastly, frightening, frightful, unspeakable, monstrous, dread, terrible, appalling, shocking, alarming, awful, foul:
The casualties that were arriving had the most terrible wounds.
5 disgusting, revolting, nauseating, nauseous, offensive, vomit-provoking, obnoxious, stomach-turning, stomach-churning, abominable, mephitic, noisome, noxious, loathsome, horrible, hideous, terrific, awful, evil, vile, rotten, awful:
The compost heap was giving off the most terrible stench.
6 terrifying, frightening, frightful, fearsome, formidable, redoubtable, awesome, awe-inspiring, terrific:
The animal gave a terrible roar and charged into the clearing.

Collocation dictionary


be, look, seem, sound


really, truly
I thought something really terrible had happened.
| absolutely, just, quite, simply
He suddenly collapsed?it was simply terrible.
| pretty, rather | not very
Nothing very terrible happened.


It must have been terrible for the survivors.

Concise English dictionary

+causing fear or dread or terror
+exceptionally bad or displeasing
+intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
+extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact