Causing inspiring wonder or excitement. from 1590–1600.
“The waterfall in the middle of the rainforest was an awesome sight.”
“The tsunami was awesome in its destructive power.”
Excellent, exciting, remarkable.
“That was awesome!”
: the awesome.
“pure awesome; made of awesome”
“My socks smell awful.”
“We saw such an awful film last night that we left the theater before the end.”
Exceedingly great; usually applied intensively.
“an awful bonnet”
“I have learnt an awful amount today.”
Causing fear or horror; appalling, terrible.
Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence or respect; profoundly impressive.
Struck or filled with awe.
Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
“That’s an awful big house.”
“She seemed awful nice when I met her yesterday.”
extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring awe
“the awesome power of the atomic bomb”
extremely good; excellent
“the band is truly awesome!”
very bad or unpleasant
“an awful speech”
“the place smelled awful”
“I look awful in a swimsuit”
extremely shocking; horrific
“awful, bloody images”
(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”
used to emphasize the extent of something, especially something unpleasant or negative
“I’ve made an awful fool of myself”
inspiring reverential wonder or fear.
“we’re an awful long way from the motorway”