awful (Meaning)

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awful (s)

exceptionally bad or displeasing

causing fear or dread or terror

inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence

extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

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awful (a)

offensive or even (of persons) malicious

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awful (r)

used as intensifiers

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awful (a.)

Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.

Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.

Struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken.

Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.

Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; -- applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.

Synonyms & Antonyms of awful

awful Sentence Examples

  1. The meal was so awful, it sent shivers down my spine.
  2. The traffic jam was an awful experience that tested our patience.
  3. The rain poured down awfully, drenching us to the bone.
  4. The meeting was awfully boring, dragging on for an eternity.
  5. The news was awfully tragic, leaving us in shock and disbelief.
  6. The pain was awfully intense, making it difficult to breathe.
  7. The odor coming from the trash was awfully pungent, making our stomachs turn.
  8. The customer service was awfully rude, leaving a sour taste in our mouths.
  9. The weather was awfully cold, freezing our toes and fingers.
  10. The bully's words were awfully hurtful, cutting deep into our hearts.

FAQs About the word awful

exceptionally bad or displeasing, causing fear or dread or terror, offensive or even (of persons) malicious, inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reve

obnoxious, hideous, dreadful, sickening, ugly, offensive, obscene, shocking, nasty,horrible

likable, likeable, blessed, satisfying, inoffensive, sweet,acceptable, delicious, alluring, pleasurable

The meal was so awful, it sent shivers down my spine.

The traffic jam was an awful experience that tested our patience.

The rain poured down awfully, drenching us to the bone.

The meeting was awfully boring, dragging on for an eternity.