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Correct spelling:
awful
Definition:
AWFULLY.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
abominable, atrocious, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable.
amazing
awesome.
awful
alarming, appalling, dire, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, hideous, horrible, horrid, repulsive, terrible, unpleasant.
bad
junky, sad, poorer, most inferior, bottom out, the pits, cruddy, not good.
deplorable
opprobrious.
despicable
infamous, low-life, lowlife.
detestable
low-down, hateable, lowdown.
direful
inauspicious, unpropitious, Ill-boding.
disagreeable
objectionable, unhappy, unpalatable, dragger, painer.
flagrant
egregious, noticeable, ostentatious, undisguised, bare-faced, flagitous, out and out, stick out like sore thumb.
frightening
nightmarish, terrifying.
grisly
grisly, Blood-stained.
hateful
malicious, uncool.
lousy
second-rate, shoddy, slovenly, unwelcome, second rate, secondrate, no good.
offensive
frightful.
painful
nagging, smarting, extremely bad.
repulsive
repellent.
severe
almighty.
ugly
unprepossessing, Hard-featured, unbeautiful, not much to look at, mis-shapen, bad-looking.
unspeakable
unspeakable, indefinable, inexpressible, unutterable, Incommunicable, undescribable, beyond words.
very bad; terrible
abominable, alarming, appalling, atrocious, deplorable, depressing, dire, disgusting, distressing, dreadful, fearful, frightful, ghastly, gross, gruesome, grungy, harrowing, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrific, horrifying, nasty, offensive, raunchy, repulsive, shocking, stinking, synthetic, tough, ugly, unpleasant, unsightly, grody.
wicked
wicked.
yucky
yucky, skanky.
adverb
all
awful, awfully, frightfully, terribly.
highly
extraordinarily, extremely, highly, terribly, very much, mucho.
adverb
extremely
unusually.
highly
hugely, immensely, so much, strikingly, supremely, surpassingly, terrifically, but good.
offensive
beastly.
noun
awful
abominable, alarming, amazing, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awed, awesome, awfully, awing, bad, dire, direful, dirty, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, filthy, frightening, frightfully, grotty, hateful, horrendous, horrific, impressive, lousy, mean, nasty, painful, reverent, terrible, terribly, unpleasant, unspeakable.
frightful
abominable, appalling, atrocious, beastly, dreadful, fearful, frightful, ghastly, grim, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, monstrous, shocking, terrible, terrifying, unsightly, unspeakable, vile, very bad, apalling.
impressive
exalted, lofty.
Examples of usage:
  1. It's awful to think of!" – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  2. It must be quite the sort of thing you've heard at your awful mother's. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  3. If I get a wife that is just what I like Ill be an awful good husband to her. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. Why had he done this awful thing? – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. How awful you are! – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson

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