Awful: definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and more!

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Meanings Frequency Definitions Examples Parts of Speech Synonyms Antonyms Usage Attributes
terrible 11 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
awful 10 Exceptionally bad or displeasing atrocious taste, abominable workmanship, an awful voice, dreadful manners, a painful performance, terrible handwriting, an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room Adjective bad No Data No Data No Data
terribly 8 Used as intensifiers terribly interesting, “I’m awful sorry” Adverb No Data No Data Colloquialism No Data
frightening 6 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
dreadful 6 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
awfully 5 Used as intensifiers terribly interesting, “I’m awful sorry” Adverb No Data No Data Colloquialism No Data
amazing 5 Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; ; ; ; – Melville New York is an amazing city, the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight, the awesome complexity of the universe, this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath, “Westminster Hall’s awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent” Adjective impressive No Data No Data No Data
awful 4 Used as intensifiers terribly interesting, “I’m awful sorry” Adverb No Data No Data Colloquialism No Data
awful 4 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
unspeakable 3 Exceptionally bad or displeasing atrocious taste, abominable workmanship, an awful voice, dreadful manners, a painful performance, terrible handwriting, an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room Adjective bad No Data No Data No Data
terrible 2 Exceptionally bad or displeasing atrocious taste, abominable workmanship, an awful voice, dreadful manners, a painful performance, terrible handwriting, an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room Adjective bad No Data No Data No Data
nasty 2 Offensive or even (of persons) malicious; ; ; ; ; ; – Ezra Pound in a nasty mood, a nasty accident, a nasty shock, a nasty smell, a nasty trick to pull, Will he say nasty things at my funeral? Adjective dirty, grotty, hateful nice No Data nastiness
awed 2 Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence awed by the silence, awful worshippers with bowed heads Adjective reverent No Data No Data No Data
dreadful 1 Exceptionally bad or displeasing atrocious taste, abominable workmanship, an awful voice, dreadful manners, a painful performance, terrible handwriting, an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room Adjective bad No Data No Data No Data
frightful 1 Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact in a frightful hurry, spent a frightful amount of money Adjective extraordinary No Data Colloquialism No Data
fearful 1 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
awe-inspiring 1 Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; ; ; ; – Melville New York is an amazing city, the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight, the awesome complexity of the universe, this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath, “Westminster Hall’s awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent” Adjective impressive No Data No Data No Data
awful 0 Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact in a frightful hurry, spent a frightful amount of money Adjective extraordinary No Data Colloquialism No Data
awful 0 Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; ; ; ; – Melville New York is an amazing city, the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight, the awesome complexity of the universe, this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath, “Westminster Hall’s awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent” Adjective impressive No Data No Data No Data
tremendous 0 Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact in a frightful hurry, spent a frightful amount of money Adjective extraordinary No Data Colloquialism No Data
awesome 0 Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; ; ; ; – Melville New York is an amazing city, the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight, the awesome complexity of the universe, this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath, “Westminster Hall’s awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent” Adjective impressive No Data No Data No Data
awing 0 Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; ; ; ; – Melville New York is an amazing city, the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight, the awesome complexity of the universe, this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath, “Westminster Hall’s awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent” Adjective impressive No Data No Data No Data
terrible 0 Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact in a frightful hurry, spent a frightful amount of money Adjective extraordinary No Data Colloquialism No Data
atrocious 0 Exceptionally bad or displeasing atrocious taste, abominable workmanship, an awful voice, dreadful manners, a painful performance, terrible handwriting, an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room Adjective bad No Data No Data No Data
awful 0 Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence awed by the silence, awful worshippers with bowed heads Adjective reverent No Data No Data No Data
awful 0 Offensive or even (of persons) malicious; ; ; ; ; ; – Ezra Pound in a nasty mood, a nasty accident, a nasty shock, a nasty smell, a nasty trick to pull, Will he say nasty things at my funeral? Adjective dirty, grotty, hateful No Data No Data nastiness
abominable 0 Exceptionally bad or displeasing atrocious taste, abominable workmanship, an awful voice, dreadful manners, a painful performance, terrible handwriting, an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room Adjective bad No Data No Data No Data
horrific 0 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
horrendous 0 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
fearsome 0 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
dreaded 0 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
dread 0 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
direful 0 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
dire 0 Causing fear or dread or terror the awful war, an awful risk, dire news, a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked, the dread presence of the headmaster, polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was, a dreadful storm, a fearful howling, horrendous explosions shook the city, a terrible curse Adjective alarming No Data No Data No Data
painful 0 Exceptionally bad or displeasing atrocious taste, abominable workmanship, an awful voice, dreadful manners, a painful performance, terrible handwriting, an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room Adjective bad No Data No Data No Data
frightfully 0 Used as intensifiers terribly interesting, “I’m awful sorry” Adverb No Data No Data Colloquialism No Data
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How many meanings does the word "Awful" have?

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The word "Awful" has 36 meanings. The most frequent meaning is terrible.

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What are the hyponyms for the word "Awful"?

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The word "Awful" has no hyponyms.

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Is the word "Awful" very frequent in Wordnet’s lexical database?

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The word "Awful" has a maximum frequency of 11.

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What are the synonyms for the word "Awful"?

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The word "Awful" has 8 synonyms which are: alarming, bad, impressive, dirty, grotty, hateful, reverent, extraordinary.

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