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synonyms for awful

  • appalling
  • atrocious
  • depressing
  • dire
  • disgusting
  • distressing
  • dreadful
  • frightful
  • ghastly
  • gruesome
  • harrowing
  • hideous
  • horrendous
  • horrible
  • horrific
  • horrifying
  • nasty
  • shocking
  • tough
  • ugly
  • unpleasant
  • abominable
  • alarming
  • deplorable
  • fearful
  • grody
  • gross
  • grungy
  • offensive
  • repulsive
  • stinking
  • synthetic
  • unsightly
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antonyms for awful

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  • agreeable
  • attractive
  • beautiful
  • delightful
  • good
  • great
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • safe
  • wonderful
  • OK
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Besides, Schalke’s awful season heightened the need to introduce fresh talent.
MATTHEW HOPPE WAS A LITTLE-KNOWN AMERICAN SOCCER PLAYER — UNTIL HE REACHED THE BUNDESLIGASTEVEN GOFFFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s a lot of stuff that is lawful, but awful, and the government can’t regulate that away with or without Section 230.
TWENTY-SIX WORDS CREATED THE INTERNET. WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO SAVE IT?STEPHEN ENGELBERGFEBRUARY 9, 2021PROPUBLICA
That’s down from about 55,000 a year ago — but it’s still an awful lot of people.
LIKE GAMESTOP, BED BATH & BEYOND HAS BEEN REDUCED TO A MEME STOCK. BUT 42,000 PEOPLE WORK THERE.ALLAN SLOANFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
All it takes is one person dropping in on you to generate awful thoughts about humankind.
THE SPARK AFTER THE DARKNESSBONNIE TSUIFEBRUARY 6, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
While the reduction in numbers is a big improvement over a packed venue, Swartzberg says, “It’s still an awful lot of people to bring into a stadium.”
EVEN AT HALF CAPACITY, THE SUPER BOWL COULD CAUSE COVID-19 OUTBREAKSKATE BAGGALEYFEBRUARY 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
“Montauk,” by Nicola HarrisonA Hamptons housewife circa 1938 can’t deal with her city-bound, cheating, awful husband and connects with an unexpected group of women — and one unexpected man.
THE BEST BOOKS TO BEAT THIS YEAR’S SPECIAL BRAND OF VALENTINE’S DAY BLUESZIBBY OWENSFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He said he has “been poor for too long” and works “a god awful amount of hours for a garbage company” and sees betting on popular “meme stocks” as a way to potentially strike it big.
AS GAMESTOP STOCK CRUMBLES, NEWBIE TRADERS RECKON WITH HEAVY LOSSESDREW HARWELLFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
From the moment Thompson’s face comes into the frame in the film’s opening sequence, it’s clear that something awful will occur.
COLORISM IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG IN ‘PASSING’BRANDE VICTORIANFEBRUARY 1, 2021ESSENCE.COM
“There’s a reason people are posting all these god-awful threads,” said Jacob Donnelly, the gm of Morning Brew’s B2B business and the owner of A Media Operator, a newsletter that, until recently, operated on Substack.
CHEAT SHEET: TWITTER’S ACQUISITION OF REVUE HEATS UP THE BATTLE OF THE INBOXMAX WILLENSJANUARY 27, 2021DIGIDAY
When Fox News gets busted for doing awful things, it often addresses the ensuing crisis with a statement or internal memo from management.
NEVER FORGET FOX NEWS’S PROMOTION OF THE ‘BIG LIE’ERIK WEMPLEJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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