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Adjective
Extremely unpleasant in nature
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“I'm not eating any of that. It looks and smells awful!”
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Extremely unsatisfactory or poor in quality
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“The film's plot was so awful that we walked out of the cinema without having any care for the ending.”
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Causing fear, dread or alarm
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“I'm afraid I have some awful news about the state of the company's finances.”
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Not in good health
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“I ate some stale meat and now I feel awful.”
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Denoted by feelings of guilt or remorse
“I felt awful for being so angry with him.”
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(archaic) Inspiring reverential wonder
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“We hiked through the wilderness to experience the awful and majestic sights of nature.”
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Repulsive or not aesthetically pleasant
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(of a period or situation) Conducive to hopelessness
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Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
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Of great size, amount, or intensity
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Severe
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Adverb
To a very large great
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“That's awful kind of you to offer me a cookie.”
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