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awful

adjective

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1 causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
  • that's an awful thing to say about someone

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awful

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of awful (Entry 2 of 2)

to a great degree
  • that's awful sweet of you

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The first known use of awful was in the 14th century

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“Awful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/awful. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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