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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Terrible

TER'RIBLE, adjective [Latin terribilis, from terreo, to frighten.]

1. Frightful; adapted to excite terror; dreadful; formidable.

Prudent in peace, and terrible in war.

The form of the image was terrible Daniel 2:31.

2. Adapted to impress dread, terror or solemn awe and reverence.

The Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible Deuteronomy 7:21.

Let them praise thy great and terrible name, for it is holy. Psalms 99:3.

He hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen. Deuteronomy 10:17.

3. adverb Severely; very; so as to give pain; as terrible cold; a colloquial phrase.