Awful and Terrible


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Awful adjective – Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment.
Usage example: that's an awful thing to say about someone

Terrible is a synonym for awful in very unpleasant topic. In some cases you can use "Terrible" instead the word "Awful" as an adjective or an adverb, when it comes to topics like very bad, nightmarish, horrific, formidable. colloquial substitute
Nearby Word: awfully
Synonyms for Awful


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Terrible adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a terrible nightmare that woke me up

Awful is a synonym for terrible in very bad topic. You can use "Awful" instead the word "Terrible" as an adjective or an adverb, if it concerns topics such as nightmarish, horrific, under the weather, formidable. informal substitute
Nearby Words: terribly, terrify, terror
Synonyms for Terrible

Things that words describes

person awful person terrible person
life awful life terrible life
people awful people terrible people
idea awful idea terrible idea
Other nouns: job, truth, fate, luck, place, situation, time, way, game, effects, secret, childhood, conditions, cook, pun, movies, singer, movie, skills, jokes, puns, games.

Both words in one sentence

  • Batman & Robin: It's an awful movie, with a terrible script that makes no sense at all (even in comparison to prior films), bad casting and production design, and Mood Whiplash all over the place.
  • I thought this movie was awful, dreadful, terrible, stupid, idiotic, unfunny, labored, forced, painful, bad!
  • Series / Siskel & Ebert I found this movie to be awful, terrible, dreadful, stupid, idiotic, unfunny, labored, forced, painful, bad!
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