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 be affrighted at them; for the Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible. --Deut. vii. 21. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessive; extreme; severe. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The terrible coldness of the season. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Terrific; fearful; frightful; formidable; dreadful; horrible; shocking; awful. [1913 Webster] -- {Ter"ri*ble*ness}, n. -- {Ter"ri*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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