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awful

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awful as in used as intensifiers
  • "terribly interesting"
  • "I'm awful sorry"

Synonyms

  • terribly used as intensifiers; in a terrible manner
  • awfully used as intensifiers; of a dreadful kind; in a terrible manner
  • frightfully used as intensifiers
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awful as in 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"

Synonyms

  • atrocious shockingly brutal or cruel; exceptionally bad or displeasing; provoking horror
  • abominable unequivocally detestable; exceptionally bad or displeasing
  • dreadful causing fear or dread or terror; exceptionally bad or displeasing; extremely disagreeable and unpleasant
  • painful causing physical or psychological pain; causing misery or pain or distress; exceptionally bad or displeasing; causing physical discomfort
  • terrible causing fear or dread or terror; exceptionally bad or displeasing; intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
  • unspeakable defying expression or description; exceptionally bad or displeasing; too sacred to be uttered
awful as in 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"
  • "a fearful howling"
  • "horrendous explosions shook the city"
  • "a terrible curse"

Synonyms

  • dire fraught with extreme danger; causing fear or dread or terror
  • direful causing fear or dread or terror
  • dread(a)
  • dreaded causing fear or dread or terror
  • dreadful causing fear or dread or terror; exceptionally bad or displeasing; extremely disagreeable and unpleasant
  • fearful experiencing or showing fear; causing fear or dread or terror; lacking courage; extremely distressing; timid by nature or revealing timidity
  • fearsome causing fear or dread or terror
  • frightening the act of inspiring with fear ; causing fear or dread or terror
  • horrendous causing fear or dread or terror
  • horrific grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing fear or dread or terror
  • terrible causing fear or dread or terror; exceptionally bad or displeasing; intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
awful as in 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"

Synonyms

  • nasty offensive or even (of persons) malicious; exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; characterized by obscenity; disgustingly dirty
awful as in inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
  • "awed by the silence"
  • "awful worshippers with bowed heads"

Synonyms

  • awed inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread
awful as in extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
  • "in a frightful hurry"
  • "spent a frightful amount of money"

Synonyms

  • frightful provoking horror; extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; extremely distressing
  • terrible causing fear or dread or terror; exceptionally bad or displeasing; intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
  • tremendous extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; extraordinarily good or great; extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
awful as in 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"
  • "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"

Synonyms

  • amazing surprising greatly; inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
  • awe-inspiring inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
  • awesome inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
  • awing inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

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