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    I want to say something is not bad.Can I use "It's sound not terrible"? If it not correct ,how to modify?

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    Re: help

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    Quote Originally Posted by wzyjchenbin View Post
    I want to say something is not bad.Can I use "It's sound not terrible"? If it not correct ,how to modify?
    I'd say

    That's not so bad.
    It doesn't sound bad.

    If something's terrible it is of a very low quality.
    It doesn't sound so terrible; means that the thing is not too much bad but is still not good enough too.

    A terrible news is much worse than a bad news.

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    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    If something's terrible it is of a very low quality.
    That is only one possible meaning. My thesaurus gives the following:-

    terrible (as in "awful") adj. : causing fear or dread or terror; "a terrible curse" .

    terrible (as in "atrocious") adj. : exceptionally bad or displeasing; "terrible handwriting";

    terrible (as in "severe") adj. : intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "a terrible cough";

    terrible (as in "fearful") adj. : extremely distressing; "terrible slum conditions"; "a terrible mistake"; "suffered terrible thirst".

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    Re: help

    Your post wasn't awful, horrible, dreadful, vile, horrendous but helpful, useful,.. .

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