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    awful - Dictionary definition and meaning for word awful

    Definition
    (adj) exceptionally bad or displeasing
    Example Sentence
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
    Definition
    (adj) causing fear or dread or terror
    Example Sentence
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
    Definition
    (adj) offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    Synonyms : nasty
    Example Sentence
    • in a nasty mood
    • a nasty accident
    • a nasty shock
    • a nasty smell
    • a nasty trick to pull
    • Will he say nasty things at my funeral?
    Definition
    (adj) inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
    Synonyms : awed
    Example Sentence
    • awed by the silence
    • awful worshippers with bowed heads
    Definition
    (adj) extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
    Synonyms : frightful , terrible , tremendous
    Example Sentence
    • in a frightful hurry
    • spent a frightful amount of money
    Definition
    (adj) inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    Synonyms : amazing , awe-inspiring , awesome , awing
    Example Sentence
    • New York is an amazing city
    • the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight
    • the awesome complexity of the universe
    • this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath
    • Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent
    Definition
    (adv) used as intensifiers
    Synonyms : awfully , frightfully , terribly
    Example Sentence
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for awful

aw(an exclamation used to express something which you don't consider good,or you disapprove of something)+ful.............and something which is full of aw is always very bad.

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