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

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The first known use of god-awful was in 1877

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“God-awful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/god-awful. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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god-awful

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English Language Learners Definition of god-awful

informal + sometimes offensive : very bad or unpleasant

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