1. causing fear or dread or terror

- a terrible curse

Similar word(s): alarming, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific

2. exceptionally bad or displeasing

- terrible handwriting

Similar word(s): bad, abominable, atrocious, awful, dreadful, painful, unspeakable

3. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

- a terrible cough

Similar word(s): intense, severe, wicked

4. extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

Similar word(s): extraordinary, awful, frightful, tremendous

Sentences with terrible as an adjective:

- The witch gave him a terrible curse.

- He paid a terrible price for his life of drinking.

- The food was terrible, but it was free.

- Whatever he thinks, he is a terrible driver.