(adj.) = formidable ; harrowing ; dreadful ; horrendous ; redoubtable ; terrible ; ghastly ; excruciating ; appalling ; god-awful ; shattering. Ex: 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare. Ex: See Michael R. Booth, 'English Melodrama', for further details of this harrowing tale. Ex: The same author also wrote the book 'Serials deselection: a dreadful dilemma'. Ex: If we were confronted with the alternatives that Mr. Gorman described this morning, it would have been a horrendous undertaking. Ex: The city has returned a majority for every Democratic presidential candidate since 1916, when Woodrow Wilson took 65% of the city's vote against the redoubtable Charles Evans Hughes. Ex: She had a distant fleeting vision of a workplace in which people acted like free and sensible human beings, instead of like the martyrized and victimized puppets of a terrible system called 'one-upmanship'. Ex: True, ghastly additions were made to XML. Ex: Loneliness can involve excruciating physical pain as well as harrowing mental suffering. Ex: His article, 'The skeleton in the our closet: public libraries art collections suffer appalling losses,' examines the problem of theft and mutilation of art materials in public libraries. Ex: The director and deputies deserve the most recognition because they actually had to give up time with their families for the god-awful places we sent them. Ex: The death of Scindia was shattering to all of us who knew him. ---- * Atila el Terrible = Tilly the Hun. * experiencia terrible = shattering experience. * jaqueca terrible = splitting headache. * la terrible verdad = the awful truth. * noticia terrible = shattering news. * pérdida terrible = shattering loss. * revés terrible = shattering blow. * Terrible, el = Hun, the. * terrible experiencia = ordeal.