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aw·ful

awful

 
 
pronunciation:
aw fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very bad; terrible; of poor quality.
She did an awful job on her report.
synonyms:
dreadful, lousy, poor, terrible
antonyms:
average, excellent, marvelous
similar words:
atrocious, bad, inadequate, inferior, mean, miserable, slipshod, worthless
definition 2: terrible; horrible; very unpleasant.
There was an awful storm last night.
synonyms:
dreadful, nasty
antonyms:
wonderful
similar words:
atrocious, horrible, miserable, terrible, unpleasant
derivation: awfulness (n.)
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The word awful contains the following part:
-ful1 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means full of
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The suffix -ful1 attaches to native English nouns to form adjectives.