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- awfull (archaic)
- Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling, terrible.
- (now rare) Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence or respect; profoundly impressive.
- God ought not to be commixed in our actions, but with awful reverence, and an attention full of honour and respect.
- 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.143:
- And then she stopped, and stood as if in awe / (For sleep is awful) […].
- Struck or filled with awe.
- (obsolete) Terror-stricken.
- Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
- Exceedingly great; usually applied intensively.
- an awful bonnet
- I have learnt an awful amount today.
- Very bad.
- My socks smell awful.
- See also Wikisaurus:frightening
oppressing with fear; appalling; terrible
struck or filled with awe
terror-stricken — see terrorstricken
worshipful; reverential; law-abiding
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awful (not comparable)
- (colloquial, US, Canada) Very, extremely.
- That's an awful big house.
- She seemed awful nice when I met her yesterday.
colloquial: very, extremely