- adj. 可怕的；很糟的；令人讨厌的
- adv. 很，非常
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- terrible (adj.)
- late 14c., "causing terror, awe, or dread; frightful," from Old French terrible (12c.), from Latin terribilis "frightful," from terrere "fill with fear," from PIE root *tres- "to tremble" (cognates: Sanskrit trasati "trembles," Avestan tarshta "feared, revered," Greek treëin "to tremble," Lithuanian trišeti "to tremble," Old Church Slavonic treso "I shake," Middle Irish tarrach "timid"). Weakened sense of "very bad, awful" is first attested 1590s.
- 1. The evening show was terrible, with hesitant unsure performances from all.
- 2. It was so humiliating, a terrible blow to my self-esteem.
- 3. I had a terrible head and was extraordinarily drunk.
- 4. Most modern housing estates are terrible and inevitably done on the cheap.
- 5. He must be made answerable for these terrible crimes.
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