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Awful meaning

awful - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. used as intensifiers; " terribly interesting"; " I'm awful sorry"
  2. 2. Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.
  3. 3. Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.
  4. 4. Struck or filled with awe; terror- stricken.
  5. 5. Worshipful; reverential; law- abiding.
  6. 6. Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; - applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.
  7. 7. Inspiring awe; terrible.

awful - examples of usage

  1. Then there came what truly seemed an awful silence.
  2. But, oh, it's awful to me. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Those awful duty letters to Peggy! - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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