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(adj., adverb, adj.sat)


There are 7 meanings of the word Awful.

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Awful - as an adjective

Offensive or even (of persons) malicious

Example: "In a nasty mood"

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Awful - as an adverb

Used as intensifiers

Example: "Terribly interesting"

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Awful - as an adjective satellite

Exceptionally bad or displeasing

Example: "Atrocious taste"

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Causing fear or dread or terror

Example: "The awful war"

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Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence

Example: "Awed by the silence"

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Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

Example: "In a frightful hurry"

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Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

Example: "New york is an amazing city"

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Example Sentences

"The food at that restaurant was awful."
"I had an awful day at work."
"Her singing voice is awful."
"That movie was awful, I couldn't even finish it."
"The weather today is just awful."
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Word Game Points

Is AWFUL a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, awful is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

AWFUL has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is AWFUL a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, awful is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
AWFUL has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 13.

Is AWFUL a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, awful is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
AWFUL has a WORDFEUD points total of 12.

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