Translation of terrible in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈterəbəl/


  • 1.1 (very bad) [movie/singer/weather] espantoso, atroz, malísimo, fatal (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] it will look terrible if we don't go quedará muy mal que no vayamos to feel terrible (ill) sentirse* or encontrarse* pésimo or muy mal (guilty, ashamed) sentirse* muy mal she had (a) terrible toothache tenía un terrible dolor de muelas that's terrible! ¡qué terrible!, ¡qué horror! you're making a terrible mistake estás cometiendo un tremendo or terrible error the terrible thing is … lo peor del caso es que … she's a terrible one for exaggerating es muy exagerada you're terrible! ¡qué malo eres!
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    • Instead, he thought about Whitney, worried that she was in pain or that terrible things were happening to her.
    • We can see a poor man in terrible trouble yet fail to help him.
    • There, amid the danger and terrible conditions, he found a new sense of purpose.
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    • ‘This film features the character as a terrible and unpleasant person,’ Roth said adding that he regards himself as an angry man.
    • In return, Jamie shuddered that it had been a ‘horrible, terrible film!’
    • Do you fear it getting to the administration at all, or do you think this is just a horrible, terrible business scandal?
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    • Why would he be selfish enough to kill himself and leave poor Delia with this terrible burden?
    • His fiancée was accidentally drowned on the very eve of their wedding and Joseph Scriven was plunged into terrible sorrow.
    • For it was only when that shocked medics were able to examine the X-Rays that they were able to judge the full extent of his terrible injury.
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    • I was never athletic, and I'm terrible at managing anger.
    • I love singing but I'm terrible at it, but that won't stop me!
    • Most of them are terrible at graphic design, and often see its deployment as an unwelcome imposition on their aesthetic vision.
    1.2 (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) he's a terrible bore es terriblemente aburrido, es un pelmazo [colloquial/familiar] what a terrible shame! ¡qué lástima más grande! it's a terrible waste of time es una pérdida lamentable de tiempo 1.3 (terrifying) [literary/literario] sobrecogedor [literary/literario], imponente Ivan the Terrible Iván el Terrible
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    • Yet we knew a terrible secret far more sinister than Ray Martin's wig or the little green men at Roswell.
    • Shuto screamed an ancient battle cry and charged into the night, the only light in the dark the sinister eyes of his terrible adversaries.
    • She turned to Wolf with a terrible little smile.

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