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American English: /ˈtɛrəbli/
British English: /ˈtɛrɪbli/

Translation of terribly in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (severely) the accident left him terribly disfigured
    quedó terriblemente desfigurado en el accidente
    it hurt us terribly
    nos dolió muchísimo
    I miss you terribly
    te echo muchísimo de menos
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (very incompetently)
    terriblemente mal
    Example sentences
    • When I was being beaten in the ring, terribly beaten, hideously beaten, it would have been easy for me to quit.
    1.3 [colloquial] (as intensifier) I was terribly worried/nervous
    estaba preocupadísima/nerviosísima
    I'm terribly tired
    estoy terriblemente cansado
    terribly good
    terribly bad she's terribly nice
    es simpatiquísima or (in Spain also) majísima
    it was all terribly elegant
    estuvo todo de lo más elegante
    estuvo todo superelegante [colloquial]
    I'm not feeling terribly well
    no me siento muy bien que digamos
    1.4 (terrifyingly) [literary]

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