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Definition of Awful


  1. Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.
  2. Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.
  3. Struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken.
  4. Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
  5. Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; -- applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.
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Awful Translations

awful in Dutch is afgrijselijk
awful in French is hideux
awful in German is furchtbar, schrecklich
awful in Italian is tremendo, mostruoso
awful in Spanish is abominable, horrible