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Overview of adj awful

The adj awful has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (10) atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable

(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")

2. (4) awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible

(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")

3. nasty, awful

(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)

4. awed, awful

(inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; "awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads")

5. frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous

(extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money")

6. amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing

(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")


Overview of adv awful

The adv awful has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) terribly, awfully, awful, frightfully

(used as intensifiers; "terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry")

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