awful[ aw-fuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF awful
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AWFUL
Phœbus protect me, but this is an awful place to speak of those who sleep.
"I think it's just awful—at his time of life, too," said Mrs. Bines.
It was awful to reflect how many sermons must have been written there.
It was awful to Harriett that her father should be ill, lying there at their mercy.
The awful thing was that she couldn't love him, couldn't go on being faithful.
And when the awful family began to come on, she would begin to go off!
But why did you never tell me your sister was such an awful swell of a singer?
"You're in for an awful blunder there," he said, good-naturedly.
Everybody says he will, because father is such an awful one.
Boys were flogged when criminals were hanged, to impress the awful warning on them.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR AWFUL
- beyond words
- defying description