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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
  • The Awful Truth: article is about the 1937 film. For other uses, see The Awful Truth (disambiguation). The Awful Truth is a 1937 American screwball comedy film starring
  • Awful Auntie: Awful Auntie is a children's book written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross. It is the seventh book by Walliams, a television comedian best
  • Something Awful: Something Awful, often abbreviated to SA, is a comedy website housing a variety of content, including blog entries, forums, feature articles, digitally
  • 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 (1925 film), a 1925 film with
  • The Best Awful There Is: The Best Awful There Is, or sometimes titled The Best Awful, is a novel by actress and author Carrie Fisher that was published in 2004. Like most of Fisher's
  • 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
  • The Awful Tooth: The Awful Tooth is a 1938 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Nate Watt. It was the 167th Our Gang short (168th episode, 79th talking short, and the
  • 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
  • The Awful Truth (band): The Awful Truth were a progressive metal band from the late 1980s based in Houston, Texas, United States. They were a three piece consisting of bassist

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* 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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