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, godawful, 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
informal impossible, fearful
British informal 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
Australian, New Zealand 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