Aweful vs. Awful

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  • Aweful (adjective)

    misspelling of awfulAlso obsolete spelling of awful.

  • Awful (adjective)

    Very bad.

    “My socks smell awful.”

    “We saw such an awful film last night that we left the theater before the end.”

  • Awful (adjective)

    Exceedingly great; usually applied intensively.

    “an awful bonnet”

    “I have learnt an awful amount today.”

  • Awful (adjective)

    Causing fear or horror; appalling, terrible.

  • Awful (adjective)

    Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence or respect; profoundly impressive.

  • Awful (adjective)

    Struck or filled with awe.

  • Awful (adjective)


  • Awful (adjective)

    Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.

  • Awful (adverb)

    Very, extremely.

    “That’s an awful big house.”

    “She seemed awful nice when I met her yesterday.”

  • Awful (adjective)

    very bad or unpleasant

    “an awful speech”

    “the place smelled awful”

    “I look awful in a swimsuit”

  • Awful (adjective)

    extremely shocking; horrific

    “awful, bloody images”

  • Awful (adjective)

    (of a person) very unwell or troubled

    “I felt awful for being so angry with him”

    “you look awful—you should go and lie down”

  • Awful (adjective)

    used to emphasize the extent of something, especially something unpleasant or negative

    “I’ve made an awful fool of myself”

  • Awful (adjective)

    inspiring reverential wonder or fear.

  • Awful (adverb)

    awfully; very

    “we’re an awful long way from the motorway”

Oxford Dictionary

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