Definition for TER'RI-BLE

TER'RI-BLE, a. [Fr. from L. terribilis, from terreo, to frighten.]

  1. Frightful; adapted to excite terror; dreadful; formidable. Prudent in peace, and terrible in war. Prior. The form of the image was terrible. Dan. ii.
  2. Adapted to impress dread, terror or solemn awe and reverence. The Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible. Deut. vii. Let them praise thy great and terrible name, for it is holy. Ps. xcix. He hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen. Deut. x.
  3. [adv.] Severely; very; so as to give pain; as, terrible cold; a colloquial phrase.

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