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Synonyms of terrible in English:


  • 1 a terrible crime he suffered terrible head injuries
    [Antonyms] minor, negligible, insignificant
  • 2 there was a terrible smell in the room
    [Antonyms] nice, delightful, lovely, pleasant
  • 3 Blake was in terrible pain
    severe, extreme, intense, excruciating, agonizing, unbearable, intolerable, unendurable, insufferable
    [Antonyms] slight
  • 4 that's a terrible thing to say about anyone
    unkind, nasty, unpleasant, foul, obnoxious, vile, contemptible, despicable, wretched, shabby;
    spiteful, mean, malicious, poisonous, mean-spirited, cruel, hateful, hurtful;
    unfair, uncharitable, uncalled for, below the belt, unacceptable, unwarranted
    informaldirty, filthy, dirty rotten, low-down, beastly, off
    British informalout of order
    vulgar slangshitty
    [Antonyms] kind, nice
  • 5 I'm terrible at maths Tom was a terrible father
    very bad, dreadful, awful, frightful, atrocious, hopeless, poor, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, laughable, substandard
    informalcrummy, pathetic, pitiful, useless, lousy, appalling, abysmal, dire
    British informalduff, chronic, poxy, rubbish, pants, a load of pants
    North American vulgar slangchickenshit
    [Antonyms] brilliant
  • 6 informal you're a terrible flirt the place was in a terrible mess
    incorrigible, outrageous, great, extreme;
    real, awful, dreadful, frightful, shocking
    informalimpossible, fearful
    British informalright, proper
    [Antonyms] a bit of a
  • 7 I feel terrible—I've been in bed all day
    faint, dizzy, giddy, light-headed;
    British off, off colour
    informalunder the weather, rough, lousy, awful, dreadful, crummy
    British informalgrotty, ropy
    Scottish informalwabbit, peely-wally
    Australian/New Zealand informalcrook
    vulgar slangcrappy
    datedqueer, seedy
    [Antonyms] well
  • 8 he still feels terrible about what he did to John
    [Antonyms] untroubled, easy in one's mind
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