Synonyms of terrible in English:

terrible


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adjective

1‘a terrible crime’

SYNONYMS

dreadful, awful, appalling, horrific, horrifying, horrible, horrendous, atrocious, abominable, abhorrent, frightful, fearful, shocking, hideous, ghastly, grim, dire, hateful, unspeakable, gruesome, monstrous, sickening, heinous, vile

serious, grave, acute, desperate, grievous, distressing, lamentable

rare egregious

ANTONYMS

minor, negligible, insignificant

2‘there was a terrible smell in the room’

SYNONYMS

nasty, disgusting, very unpleasant, awful, dreadful, ghastly, horrid, horrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, odious, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, repellent, repugnant, horrendous, hideous, appalling, offensive, objectionable, obnoxious

noxious, evil-smelling, foul-smelling, smelly, stinking, rank, rancid, fetid, malodorous, acrid

informal gruesome, putrid, diabolical, yucky, sick-making, God-awful, gross, from hell, icky, stinky

British informal beastly, grotty, whiffy, pongy, niffy

Northern Irish informal bogging

North American informal hellacious, lousy, skanky, funky

Australian informal on the nose

literary noisome, mephitic

archaic disgustful, loathly

rare miasmal, olid

ANTONYMS

nice, delightful, lovely, pleasant

3‘Blake was in terrible pain’

SYNONYMS

severe, extreme, intense, excruciating, agonizing, unbearable, intolerable, unendurable, insufferable

ANTONYMS

slight

4‘that's a terrible thing to say about anyone’

SYNONYMS

unkind, nasty, unpleasant, foul, obnoxious, vile, contemptible, despicable, wretched, shabby

spiteful, mean, malicious, poisonous, mean-spirited, cruel, hateful, hurtful

unfair, uncharitable, uncalled for, below the belt, unacceptable, unwarranted

informal dirty, filthy, dirty rotten, low-down, beastly, off

British informal out of order

vulgar slang shitty

ANTONYMS

kind, nice

5‘I'm terrible at maths’

SYNONYMS

very bad, dreadful, awful, frightful, atrocious, hopeless, poor, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, laughable, substandard

informal crummy, pathetic, pitiful, useless, lousy, appalling, abysmal, dire

British informal duff, chronic, poxy, rubbish, pants, a load of pants

North American vulgar slang chickenshit

ANTONYMS

brilliant

6‘you're a terrible flirt’

SYNONYMS

incorrigible, outrageous, great, extreme

real, awful, dreadful, frightful, shocking

impossible, fearful

British right, proper

ANTONYMS

a bit of a

7‘I feel terrible—I've been in bed all day’

SYNONYMS

ill, unwell, poorly, bad, indisposed, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, out of sorts, green about the gills

faint, dizzy, giddy, light-headed

British off, off colour

informal under the weather, rough, lousy, awful, dreadful, crummy

British informal grotty, ropy

Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally

NZ Australian informal crook

vulgar slang crappy

dated queer, seedy

rare peaked, peakish

ANTONYMS

well

8‘he still feels terrible about what he did to John’

SYNONYMS

guilty, conscience-stricken, remorseful, guilt-ridden, ashamed, chastened, contrite, sorry, full of regret, regretful, repentant, penitent, shamefaced, self-reproachful, apologetic

ANTONYMS

untroubled, easy in one's mind