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exceptionally bad or displeasing

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

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extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

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Hearing these terrible remarks, I received an awful presentiment
He dismounted, and sat down at the edge of the fountain, where he awaited the genius in terrible suspense.
Because it is a part of the terrible story, a part of poor Lucy's death and all that led to it.
At this moment, leaning on the forecastle bulwark, I saw below me Ned Land grappling the martingale in one hand, brandishing his terrible harpoon in the other, scarcely twenty feet from the motionless animal.
And while within we fought out our dark, dim contest of whispers, snatched food and drink, and gripping hands and blows, without, in the pitiless sunlight of that terrible June, was the strange wonder, the unfamiliar routine of the Martians in the pit.
groaned forth Villefort, in a paroxysm of grief, which was the more terrible from the novelty of the sensation in the iron heart of that man.
Hutchinson trembled; he felt, at that moment, that the wrath of the people was a thousand-fold more terrible than the wrath of a king.
But to those who are not honest, or who approach him from curiosity, he is most terrible, and few have ever dared ask to see his face.
The loyal fellow would not be the one to force from mine a confession of the terrible truth that I had returned from the bosom of the Iss, the River of Mystery, back from the shore of the Lost Sea of Korus, and the Valley Dor.
It is as if a mighty earthquake had spent all its terrible forces upon this one little spot.
But she was still an ape, a huge, fierce, terrible beast of a species closely allied to the gorilla, yet more intelligent; which, with the strength of their cousin, made her kind the most fearsome of those awe-inspiring progenitors of man.
He did not even look round him; and in the room, leaning with his back against the wall, he allowed himself to be carried away by the terrible supposition that he was already dead, as he closed his eyes, in order to avoid looking upon something even worse still.
that is so terrible in battle, and that word infected the whole crowd with a feeling of panic.
This war with our neighbors is a terrible thing," remarked one of the women.
For the better part of a week he roamed the jungle with his new friends, partly because of a desire for companionship and partially through a well-laid plan to impress himself indelibly upon their memories, which at best are none too long; for Tarzan from past experience knew that it might serve him in good stead to have a tribe of these powerful and terrible beasts at his call.