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terribly Syllabification: ter·ri·bly
Pronunciation: /ˈterəblē/

Definition of terribly in English:


1 [usually 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.
2Very badly or unpleasantly: they beat me 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.
2.1Very greatly (used to emphasize something bad, distressing, or unpleasant): 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
informal tons, loads, big time

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