Associations to the word «Awful»


AWFUL, adjective. Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling, terrible.
AWFUL, adjective. (now rare) Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence or respect; profoundly impressive.
AWFUL, adjective. Struck or filled with awe.
AWFUL, adjective. (obsolete) Terror-stricken.
AWFUL, adjective. Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
AWFUL, adjective. Exceedingly great; usually applied intensively.
AWFUL, adjective. Very bad.
AWFUL, adverb. (colloquial) Very, extremely; as, an awful big house.

Dictionary definition

AWFUL, adverb. Used as intensifiers; "terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry".
AWFUL, adjective. 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".
AWFUL, adjective. 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".
AWFUL, adjective. 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.
AWFUL, adjective. Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; "awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads".
AWFUL, adjective. Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money".
AWFUL, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe