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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ter·ri·ble /ˈtɛrəbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·ri·ble a.
 1. Adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable.
    Prudent in peace, and terrible in war.   --Prior.
    Thou shalt not be affrighted at them; for the Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.   --Deut. vii. 21.
 2. Excessive; extreme; severe. [Colloq.]
    The terrible coldness of the season.   --Clarendon.
 Syn: -- Terrific; fearful; frightful; formidable; dreadful; horrible; shocking; awful.
 -- Ter*ri*ble*ness, n. -- Ter*ri*bly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful
             risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful
             that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the
             headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease
             it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling";
             "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible
             curse" [syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded,
              dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous,
      2: exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste";
         "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful
         manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting";
         "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room" [syn: atrocious,
          abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, unspeakable]
      3: intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or
         quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a
         terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's
         guns"; "a wicked cough" [syn: severe, wicked]
      4: extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a
         frightful mistake"; "suffered terrible thirst" [syn: fearful,