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Adjective
Very bad or unpleasant
“Not only does it look awful but it smells dreadful.”
Adjective
Extremely unsatisfactory
“I think it's an awful book.”
Adjective
Extremely shocking; horrific
“She presided over a quiet part of Ireland, and though it was not without its problems, extremely awful things didn't often happen.”
Adjective
Inspiring reverential wonder or fear
“They walk in awful splendor, regal yet.”
Adjective
Causing wonder or astonishment
“… the awful power of Niagara Falls.”
Adjective
“I stood my neighbor up the night of the dance, and I felt awful about it.”
Adjective
“I felt awful for being so angry with him.”
Adverb
To a great degree
“Gosh, you're awful pretty.”
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