Definition of terribly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛrɪbli/


1 [as submodifier] Very; extremely: I’m terribly sorry it was all terribly frustrating
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  • She did love me, although I was so terribly selfish and awful to her.
  • As a film, Cinderella Man is terribly weak, thoroughly sentimental and predictable.
  • His inability to speak was terribly frustrating for him, and it just plain broke my heart.
very, extremely, awfully, dreadfully, really, frightfully, exceptionally, exceedingly, immensely, thoroughly, uncommonly, remarkably, eminently, extraordinarily, incredibly, most, positively, decidedly, downright;
Scottish  unco;
North American  quite
British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair, right
North American informal real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful, way, bitching
South African informal lekker
informal, dated devilish
archaic exceeding, sore
1.1Very much: your father misses you terribly
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  • She says she missed her father terribly growing up, and now only sees him about twice a year.
  • I loved my father, as I do now, and miss him terribly now he's gone.
  • He was a lovely human being, a gentle giant and I will miss him terribly.
very much, greatly, a great deal, a lot, mightily
informal loads
2Very badly or unpleasantly: he came into the kitchen, swearing terribly
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  • When I was being beaten in the ring, terribly beaten, hideously beaten, it would have been easy for me to quit.

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