terrible

adj.
1 terrible (tremendo).
2 terrifying.
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terrible
adjetivo
1 terrible, awful
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adj.
terrible, horrible
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ADJ terrible, awful
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adjetivo
a) <tortura/experiencia> terrible, horrific
b) (uso hiperbólico) terrible

tengo un sueño terrible — I'm terribly tired

este niño es terrible — this child is terrible

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= formidable, harrowing, dreadful, horrendous, redoubtable, terrible, ghastly, excruciating, appalling, god-awful, shattering.
Ex. 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare.
Ex. See Michael R. Booth, 'English Melodrama', for further details of this harrowing tale.
Ex. The same author also wrote the book 'Serials deselection: a dreadful dilemma'.
Ex. If we were confronted with the alternatives that Mr. Gorman described this morning, it would have been a horrendous undertaking.
Ex. The city has returned a majority for every Democratic presidential candidate since 1916, when Woodrow Wilson took 65% of the city's vote against the redoubtable Charles Evans Hughes.
Ex. She had a distant fleeting vision of a workplace in which people acted like free and sensible human beings, instead of like the martyrized and victimized puppets of a terrible system called 'one-upmanship'.
Ex. True, ghastly additions were made to XML.
Ex. Loneliness can involve excruciating physical pain as well as harrowing mental suffering.
Ex. His article, 'The skeleton in the our closet: public libraries art collections suffer appalling losses,' examines the problem of theft and mutilation of art materials in public libraries.
Ex. The director and deputies deserve the most recognition because they actually had to give up time with their families for the god-awful places we sent them.
Ex. The death of Scindia was shattering to all of us who knew him.
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* Atila el Terrible = Tilly the Hun.
* jaqueca terrible = splitting headache.
* Terrible, el = Hun, the.
* terrible experiencia = ordeal.
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adjetivo
a) <tortura/experiencia> terrible, horrific
b) (uso hiperbólico) terrible

tengo un sueño terrible — I'm terribly tired

este niño es terrible — this child is terrible

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el Terrible
= Hun, the

Ex: Mathilda Panopoulos, known as 'Tilly' to her friends and colleagues but usually styled 'Tilly the Hun' or just 'the Hun' by her detractors, is a native of Pritchard.

= formidable, harrowing, dreadful, horrendous, redoubtable, terrible, ghastly, excruciating, appalling, god-awful, shattering.

Ex: 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare.

Ex: See Michael R. Booth, 'English Melodrama', for further details of this harrowing tale.
Ex: The same author also wrote the book 'Serials deselection: a dreadful dilemma'.
Ex: If we were confronted with the alternatives that Mr. Gorman described this morning, it would have been a horrendous undertaking.
Ex: The city has returned a majority for every Democratic presidential candidate since 1916, when Woodrow Wilson took 65% of the city's vote against the redoubtable Charles Evans Hughes.
Ex: She had a distant fleeting vision of a workplace in which people acted like free and sensible human beings, instead of like the martyrized and victimized puppets of a terrible system called 'one-upmanship'.
Ex: True, ghastly additions were made to XML.
Ex: Loneliness can involve excruciating physical pain as well as harrowing mental suffering.
Ex: His article, 'The skeleton in the our closet: public libraries art collections suffer appalling losses,' examines the problem of theft and mutilation of art materials in public libraries.
Ex: The director and deputies deserve the most recognition because they actually had to give up time with their families for the god-awful places we sent them.
Ex: The death of Scindia was shattering to all of us who knew him.
* Atila el Terrible = Tilly the Hun.
* jaqueca terrible = splitting headache.
* Terrible, el = Hun, the.
* terrible experiencia = ordeal.

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terrible
adjective
1 ‹tortura/experiencia› terrible, horrific
2 (uso hiperbólico) terrible
tengo un sueño terrible I'm terribly tired
tenía un terrible dolor de muelas she had terrible toothache
la máquina hace un ruido terrible the machine makes a terrible o dreadful noise
este niño es terrible, no para quieto this child is terrible, he won't sit still
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Multiple Entries:
algo terrible    
terrible
terrible adjetivo
a)tortura/experienciaterrible, horrific

b) (uso hiperbólico) terrible;

tengo un sueño terrible I'm terribly tired

terrible adjetivo
1 (desagradable) terrible, awful
2 (intensificador) terrible
3 (travieso) naughty
'terrible' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abominable
- amanecer
- campeonato
- canutas
- condición
- demonio
- diabólica
- diabólico
- disgusto
- espanto
- estado
- follón
- hambruna
- impresionante
- infumable
- lamentable
- lástima
- maltrecha
- maltrecho
- miedosa
- miedoso
- pecho
- pena
- penosa
- penoso
- pésima
- pésimo
- rabiosa
- rabioso
- secuela
- susto
- tener
- traer
- tremebunda
- tremebundo
- tremenda
- tremendo
- triunfo
- agobiante
- antología
- barbaridad
- bueno
- cabreo
- calamidad
- cochino
- endiablado
- enredo
- espantoso
- fatal
- funesto
English:
abominable
- appalling
- bad
- blow
- carry-on
- damage
- dispose
- doom
- flap
- lousy
- ordeal
- oversight
- rotten
- shocking
- terrible
- think back
- dreadful
- flirt
- harrowing
- horrendous
- job
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terrible adj
1. [malo] terrible;
la guerra es siempre terrible war is always a terrible thing;
un año terrible para la economía del país a terrible year for the country's economy;
este niño es terrible this boy is a terror;
es terrible no poder hacer nada por ellos it's terrible not to be able to do anything for them
2. [mucho] terrible;
tengo un hambre/frío terrible I'm terribly hungry/cold
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terrible
adj terrible, awful
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terrible adj
: terrible, horrible
terriblemente adv
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terrible adj terrible / awful

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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