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  • causing fear or dread or terror; "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"; "
  • exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
  • inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "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"- Melville; "We
  • offensive or even (of persons) malicious; "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?"- Ezra Pound
  • inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; "awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads"
  • used as intensifiers; "terribly interesting"; "I''m awful sorry"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Awful'


  • Awful: Awful may refer to: "Awful" (song), a 1999 single by the band Hole Awful Orphan, a 1949 cartoon Awful Gardner, a notorious gambler Awful End, a 2002 children's
  • Something Awful: Something Awful, often abbreviated to SA, is a comedy website housing a variety of content, including blog entries, forums, feature articles, digitally
  • Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians: Awful Egyptians is a 2007 stage show, which is part of the "Live on Stage" series in the Horrible Histories franchise. The show was created by the Birmingham
  • The Awful Truth: article is about the 1937 film. For other uses, see The Awful Truth (disambiguation). The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne
  • The Awful Truth (disambiguation): The Awful Truth is a 1937 film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The Awful Truth may also refer to: The Awful Truth (play), a 1922 Broadway play by
  • The Awful German Language: "The Awful German Language" is an 1880 essay by Mark Twain published as Appendix D in A Tramp Abroad. The essay is a humorous exploration of the frustrations
  • The Awful Truth (TV series): The Awful Truth (1999–2000) is a satirical television show that was directed, written, and hosted by filmmaker Michael Moore, and funded by the British
  • Awful Orphan: Awful Orphan is a 1949 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon, directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. A sequel to the 1947 Looney Tunes
  • Range of the Awful Hand: The Range of the Awful Hand is a range of hills in the Southern Uplands of Scotland named due to their resemblance to the fingers of a hand. The hills

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'Awful' example sentence in quotations


* A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose. - Rob Cella

* The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. . . .If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. - Frederick Douglas

* My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent With the awful order of things. - Mary Manin Boggs


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Awful Sample Sentences in News


  • Ryan Lindley was awful and the Cardinals are in a lot of trouble
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  • Second annual Awful Sweaters Concert hits Aisle 5
    Awful Records aka Atlanta's musical Breakfast Club , is bringing their brand of lo-fi turn up to Little Five Points. For their 2nd Annual Awful Sweaters Concert the collective, comprised of 15 local artists, producers, engineers, and filmmakers, will take over Aisle 5.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ] Read more on this news related to 'Awful'
  • Awful storm wasn’t San Francisco's worst
    Suddenly, my cell phone gave off an awful squawk, like the sound of doom. A flash flood warning. The Emergency Broadcast System was activated on KCBS. An announcer read a message in a flat tone warning of flash floods, high winds, heavy rain. [...] the announcer was back in his regular radio voice, reciting a dolorous list of car crashes, flooded off-ramps, downpo Read more on this news related to 'Awful'

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