Adjective Definition

awful

1.Definition: causing fear or dread or terror

"The awful war", "An awful risk"

Related Adjective(s):dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible


2.Definition: exceptionally bad or displeasing

"An awful voice"

Related Adjective(s):abominable, atrocious, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable


3.Definition: extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

Related Adjective(s):frightful, terrible, tremendous


4.Definition: inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence

"Awful worshippers with bowed heads"

Related Adjective(s):awed


5.Definition: inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

"This sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"

Related Adjective(s):amazing, awesome, awing


6.Definition: offensive or even (of persons) malicious

Related Adjective(s):nasty




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