(?), a. [F., fr. L. terribilis, fr. terrere to frighten. See Terror.] 1. Adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable.
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Prudent in peace, and terrible in war.
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Thou shalt not be affrighted at them; for the Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.
Deut. vii. 21.
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2. Excessive; extreme; severe. [Colloq.]
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The terrible coldness of the season.
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Syn. -- Terrific; fearful; frightful; formidable; dreadful; horrible; shocking; awful.
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-- Ter"ri*ble*ness, n. -- Ter"ri*bly, adv.
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(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. L. terra + colere to inhabit.] (Zol.) A division of annelids including the common earthworms and allied species.
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