atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakableadjective
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"
awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terribleadjective
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"
offensive or even (of persons) malicious
"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?"- Ezra Pound
inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
"awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads"
frightful, terrible, awful, tremendousadjective
extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
"in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awingadverb
inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
"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"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"
terribly, awfully, awful, frightfullyadverb
used as intensifiers
"terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry"
Very, extremely; as, an awful big house.
Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling, terrible.
Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence or respect; profoundly impressive.
Struck or filled with awe.
Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
Exceedingly great; usually applied intensively.
My socks smell awful.
oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene
inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive
struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken
worshipful; reverential; law-abiding
frightful; exceedingly bad; great; -- applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster
"Awful" is the twelfth single, and also third EP, by American alternative rock band Hole, from their third studio album Celebrity Skin. Released in April 1999 by Geffen Records as a CD single, the song's lyrics explore how the media and modern pop culture corrupt young girls and how they should rebel against this. The line "swing low, sweet cherry" in the song is an allusion to the African American spiritual hymn, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot".
very bad, horrible
This year has been awful.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Awful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #873
Rank popularity for the word 'Awful' in Adjectives Frequency: #431
The numerical value of Awful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Awful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
We were talking in the car how someone smeared poop on their church, and that was a really, really awful thing to do, and we had a good conversation what churches are for and how everybody's churches are important.
First of all, he’s probably one of the brightest coaches that I’ve spoken to. When you talk to people, the first thing they ’ll say about Mike is he is innovative, he is thinking outside the box. I had coaches in his former division calling me and telling me how great he was and I said, why are you calling ? And they said, ‘ Really, to get him out of the division. ’ It says an awful lot about a person and who he is.
She can’t chew, and she’s eating mashed up foods and drinking through a straw. But we’re getting there. they are absolutely amazing and we can’t manage without them, she said. It saved an awful lot of time for us that day in getting her to hospital. We’ve got a lot of fundraising going on for the air ambulance as a result of this. The guy who drove Georgia from the track to meet the air ambulance, he has had a long beard for 20 years and at the Royal Cornwall Show he is shaving it off to raise funds.
I am absolutely sure that Ukrainian Army will defend our city up to the last bullet, so I don't know how many days is it possible to survive because people are in very bad condition and awful condition, and… I'm absolutely sure it's war crimes and genocide.
It was a great time, a great time, people ask me,' Wasn't the media awful to you ?' No, I'm friends with a lot of them. I respect the media. They have a job to do. I'll tell you what, I was with( five) different franchises( including Baltimore, where he served as an assistant post-Giants), but the Giants is how I learned to coach in the NFL, mainly from( the late general manager and Pro Football Hall of Famer) George Young. They run it right. They put the marbles in a row to win.
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- horrorósCatalan, Valencian
- schrecklich, furchtbarGerman
- horrible, atroz, terribleSpanish
- hämmästyttävä, hirvittävä, hirveä, kamala, kaamea, mahtava, kauhistuttava, jumalaapelkäävä, hämmästynyt, kauhea, karmea, lainkuuliainenFinnish
- épouvantable, terrible, horribleFrench
- sgriosailScottish Gaelic
- grusom, forferdeligNorwegian
- hóyééʼNavajo, Navaho
- péssimo, horrível, temível, medonho, terrível, apavorantePortuguese
- teribil, îngrozitor, impresionant, înfiorător, atroce, oribilRomanian
- ужасающий, ужасный, устрашающийRussian
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