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Aki was dead right — the way I’d handled the situation was terrible.

Maybe even, if the threat seems terrible enough and the situation pulls you along, drawing the worst from you, you might find yourself a perpetrator.

Seems like it would have been easier to write how terrible a style choice oversized T-shirts are.

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He was a business owner also, and it really did work, all the jobs I had that I was terrible at — well, no, it wasn’t that I’m terrible at, that I was angry at because I wasn’t getting the management I needed.

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The workers at this facility had the courage to stand up against this terrible treatment.

He returned home to learn that his 9-year-old son had been awakened in the night by a terrible dream.

The birds are debeaked, suffer ulcers, and terrible feet conditions.

Amelia says some truly terrible things to Sam, supposedly inhabited by the Babadook but really consumed in grief.

Most frustratingly for the school chancellor, this made it all but impossible to fire terrible teachers.

I knew because I rifled through his mail that terrible October morning.

Judge or sheriff, it was all one to them, each being equally terrible in their eyes.

Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can't help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible.

The king was struck with horror at the description I had given him of those terrible engines, and the proposal I had made.

The history of that terrible hour is brightened by many such instances of native fealty.

He stood listening to what I was saying, and I recall that when I turned slightly and saw his face, it was terrible!


On this page you'll find 141 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to terrible, such as: abhorrent, appalling, atrocious, awesome, awful, and dangerous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.