terrible

  • 1 terrible — [ teribl ] adj. • 1160; lat. terribilis 1 ♦ (Choses) Qui inspire de la terreur (1o), qui amène ou peut amener de grands malheurs. ⇒ effrayant, redoutable, terrifiant. Cauchemar terrible. ⇒ affreux (1o). Une terrible maladie. « Un mal soudain et… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 terrible — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que produce terror, o que puede acarrear grandes males: Anoche tuve una terrible pesadilla. Éste ha sido un año terrible para la economía española. El cáncer es una terrible enfermedad. Sinónimo: espantoso,… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 3 terrible — terrible, terribly have gone the way of other words of this type, such as awful / awfully, dreadful / dreadfully, frightful / frightfully; that is, terrible intensifies something by definition bad (a terrible mistake) and terribly intensifies… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 terrible — Terrible. adj. de t. g. Qui donne de la terreur. Les jugements de Dieu sont terribles. l heure de la mort est terrible. Il signifie fig. Estonnant, extraordinaire, tant en bonne qu en mauvaise part. Il a une terrible memoire, il retient tout ce… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Terrible — Ter ri*ble, a. [F., fr. L. terribilis, fr. terrere to frighten. See {Terror}.] 1. Adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable. [1913 Webster] Prudent in peace, and terrible in war. Prior. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Terrible — may refer to:*The French ship Le Terrible of the French Navy, of which there have been sixteen. *Eight ships of the English Royal Navy named HMS Terrible since 1694 …

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  • 7 Terrible — bezeichnet mehrere Schiffe dieses Namens, siehe HMS Terrible als Kampfname den Boxer Tim Witherspoon Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …

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  • 8 terrible — early 15c., causing terror, frightful, from O.Fr. terrible (12c.), from L. terribilis frightful, from terrere fill with fear, from PIE root *tres to tremble (Cf. Skt. trasati trembles, Avestan tarshta feared, revered, Gk. treëin to tremble, Lith …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 terrible — index deplorable, dire, formidable, gross (flagrant), heinous, lamentable, loathsome, nefarious …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 terrible — terrific, frightful, dreadful, *fearful, awful, horrible, horrific, shocking, appalling Analogous words: frightening, alarming, startling (see FRIGHTEN): agitating, upsetting, disturbing, perturbing (see DISCOMPOSE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 terrible — [adj] bad, horrible abhorrent, appalling, atrocious, awe inspiring, awesome, awful, beastly, dangerous, desperate, dire, disastrous, disturbing, dread, dreaded, dreadful, extreme, fearful, frightful, ghastly, gruesome, harrowing, hateful, hideous …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 terrible — et donnant effroy, Terribilis, Terrificus, Turbidus, Ferox …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 terrible — (Del lat. terribĭlis). 1. adj. Que causa terror. 2. Difícil de tolerar. 3. Muy grande o desmesurado …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 14 terrible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely bad, serious, or unpleasant. 2) troubled or guilty. 3) causing terror. DERIVATIVES terribleness noun. ORIGIN Latin terribilis, from terrere frighten …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 terrible — [ter′ə bəl] adj. [OFr < L terribilis < terrere, to frighten: see TERROR] 1. causing terror; fearful; frightful; dreadful 2. extreme; intense; severe 3. Informal very bad, unpleasant; disagreeable, etc.: a general term of disapproval… …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 terrible — (tè ri bl ) adj. 1°   Qui cause, inspire de la terreur. •   Il [J. C.] n a point donné d inventions, il n a point régné ; mais il est humble, patient, saint devant Dieu, terrible aux démons, sans aucun péché, PASC. Pens. XVII, 1, éd. HAVET..… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 TERRIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui cause de la terreur, qui est propre à donner de la terreur. Son aspect est terrible. Un bruit, un cri terrible. Les plus terribles fléaux. Il devint terrible à ses ennemis. Ce moment est terrible. Cette nouvelle est… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 terrible — ter|ri|ble [ terəbl ] adjective *** ▸ 1 making you upset/afraid ▸ 2 causing serious harm ▸ 3 sick/unhappy/guilty ▸ 4 very bad ▸ 5 very great 1. ) making you feel very upset or afraid: Her mother s sudden death came as a terrible shock. He s been… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 terrible */*/*/ — UK [ˈterəb(ə)l] / US adjective 1) making you feel very upset or afraid Her mother s sudden death came as a terrible shock. He s been through a terrible ordeal. A few minutes later there was a terrible scream. That s a terrible thing to say about… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 TERRIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui cause de la terreur, qui est propre à donner de la terreur. Son aspect est terrible. Un bruit, un cri terrible. Les plus terribles fléaux. Quel terrible revers! Il signifie, figurément et familièrement, Qui est… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)