Definition of terribly in English:

terribly

adverb

  • 1as submodifier Very; extremely.

    ‘I'm terribly sorry’
    ‘it was all terribly frustrating’
    • ‘Rowing is a very physical activity and is taken terribly seriously by those involved.’
    • ‘There's a few great action sequences in it, but apart from that it's not terribly remarkable.’
    • ‘But I do know that this ability, whether it's psychic or not, is not terribly uncommon.’
    • ‘Essendon would be in a terribly strong position if there were no salary cap and no draft.’
    • ‘His inability to speak was terribly frustrating for him, and it just plain broke my heart.’
    • ‘She is terribly frightened, no doubt sensing that she may soon be badly hurt or harmed.’
    • ‘He was not one of those people one should take lightly for he could become terribly serious in the blink of an eye.’
    • ‘I am full of thoughts and wishes for all of you and am terribly frustrated not to be able to express them.’
    • ‘She did love me, although I was so terribly selfish and awful to her.’
    • ‘He's clearly convinced we're all headed for a nasty apocalyptic end but he manages to be terribly jolly about the whole thing.’
    • ‘This is the first time that my prospective father in law has done something so terribly nutty.’
    • ‘Erik moved along with his men and tried to look serious but was inside terribly afraid.’
    • ‘I know you are hurt and I am terribly sorry you had to experience this at such a young age.’
    • ‘They are clearly aware that there is no other way to elevate their social status except for working terribly hard.’
    • ‘I was terribly homesick when I first arrived here and missed my family very much.’
    • ‘Although not terribly powerful on his own, he's often useful to have as part of a team.’
    • ‘Some bright spark decided it would be terribly amusing to spill the contents of six litter bins across the cathedral green during the night.’
    • ‘This is incredibly unrealistic and not terribly conducive to the story itself.’
    • ‘We are terribly lucky to have such a homey kitchen in student accommodation.’
    • ‘As a film, Cinderella Man is terribly weak, thoroughly sentimental and predictable.’
    very, extremely, awfully, dreadfully, really, frightfully, exceptionally, exceedingly, immensely, thoroughly, uncommonly, remarkably, eminently, extraordinarily, incredibly, most, positively, decidedly, downright
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    1. 1.1 Very much.
      ‘your father misses you terribly’
      • ‘Dr Chakrabarti has been a great servant to Milnrow and he will be terribly missed by everyone he has helped.’
      • ‘He missed her terribly, and the worry of not knowing her fate gnawed at his mind constantly.’
      • ‘He was a lovely human being, a gentle giant and I will miss him terribly.’
      • ‘She felt another pang in her heart and realised she missed her parents terribly.’
      • ‘She had missed him terribly, but she was angry at him for deserting her when she needed him most.’
      • ‘He missed Emily terribly and planned on surprising her at work if he could get done early enough.’
      • ‘It has only been a year since I lost my beloved Labrador Shamus and I still miss her terribly.’
      • ‘I loved my father, as I do now, and miss him terribly now he's gone.’
      • ‘Mr Brooks said his family missed Robyn terribly and thought of her every day.’
      • ‘I progressed to high school the year before Frankie, and missed him terribly.’
      • ‘She says she missed her father terribly growing up, and now only sees him about twice a year.’
      • ‘She suffered terribly from stage fright but she's past it to a degree.’
      • ‘Of course, I miss her terribly but I know she's going to be a huge success!’
      • ‘She missed Nick terribly, more than last year even, when he'd first left for college.’
      • ‘I'd miss Gabrielle terribly, but I vowed to take her on tour with me as soon as she was old enough.’
      • ‘I can't believe it has only been a few days since I saw you last and I miss you terribly.’
      • ‘We are so fortunate to have had him sing such beautiful, soulful songs and we will miss him terribly.’
      • ‘I miss him terribly when he is away even though the terms are short and the holidays long.’
      • ‘The ball bounced once on the grass and hit Chloe in the leg, and she also missed that ball terribly.’
      • ‘As far as I was concerned, my dad had just disappeared, and I missed him terribly.’
      very much, greatly, a great deal, a lot, mightily
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  • 2Very badly or unpleasantly.

    ‘he came into the kitchen, swearing terribly’
    • ‘When I was being beaten in the ring, terribly beaten, hideously beaten, it would have been easy for me to quit.’
    very badly, atrociously, awfully, dismally, dreadfully, appallingly, execrably, poorly, incompetently, inexpertly
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Pronunciation

terribly

/ˈtɛrɪbli/