god-awful

adjective
god-aw·​ful | \ gäd-ˈȯ-fəl How to pronounce god-awful (audio) \

Definition of god-awful

: extremely unpleasant or disagreeable : abominable god-awful weather

First Known Use of god-awful

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for god-awful

goddamned + awful

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about god-awful

Share god-awful

Dictionary Entries near god-awful

God-a-mercy

Godard

Godavari

god-awful

godchild

goddamn

goddamned

Statistics for god-awful

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for god-awful

The first known use of god-awful was in 1877

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on god-awful

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with god-awful

Comments on god-awful

What made you want to look up god-awful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the way words of a language are spelled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!