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Definitions for awfully
ˈɔ fə li, ˈɔf liaw·ful·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terribly, awfully, awful, frightfullyadverb

    used as intensifiers

    "terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry"

  2. dreadfully, awfully, horriblyadverb

    of a dreadful kind

    "there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning"

  3. terribly, atrociously, awfully, abominably, abysmally, rottenlyadverb

    in a terrible manner

    "she sings terribly"


  1. awfullyadverb

    In a manner inspiring awe.

  2. awfullyadverb


  3. awfullyadverb

    Badly, terribly.

    She led after the swiming and cycling, but ran awfully and came in fourth.

  4. awfullyadverb

    Very; exceedingly; extremely; excessively.

  5. awfullyadverb


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Awfullyadverb

    In a reverential manner.

    Etymology: from awful.

    It will concern a man, to treat this great principle awfully and warily, by still observing what it commands, but especially what it forbids. South.


  1. awfully

    Awfully is an adverb that is most commonly used to express something in an extremely negative way, meaning extremely bad or unpleasant. However, in informal English, it can also be used to emphasize the large degree of something, which could be either negative or positive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awfullyadverb

    in an awful manner; in a manner to fill with terror or awe; fearfully; reverently

  2. Awfullyadverb

    very; excessively

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of awfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of awfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of awfully in a Sentence

  1. Jake Carstens:

    It's worth noting that despite Florida Panhandle seeing a bit less of the action compared to other states like Louisiana, landfall locations don't fully describe the range and extent of Fast FactsStorm impacts, hurricane Isaias nearly clipped the east coast of Florida Panhandle and prompted Hurricane Warnings in South Florida for a time. Hurricane Sally in September brought flooding and tornadoes to much of the Florida Panhandle, and came awfully close to tropical storm strength in Hurricane Sally in September early stages when it hit Miami-Dade County.

  2. President Obama:

    We’re going to allow thousands, and ten and thousands, more people to come in and then Donald Trump see a situation like Nice, France. It’s a horrible thing and we ’d better get awfully tough, i ’d be making it very, very hard to come into our country.

  3. Kim Jong:

    It's an enormous challenge for that country to make its shift, it has for an awfully long time told its people that those nuclear weapons were the thing that kept them secure. They now need to shift to the narrative to 'those are the things that put them at risk.'.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We have people that Hillary Clinton wants 550 percent more than President Obama and Obama’s allowing a lot of people to come in. We have no idea who they are, they’re from Islamic State-occupied Syria maybe, but they have no paperwork many times, we’re going to allow thousands, and ten and thousands, more people to come in and then Donald Trump see a situation like Nice, France. It’s a horrible thing and we ’d better get awfully tough.

  5. Justin Rose:

    I didn’t play well at all, in fact I played awfully, but you get yourself into situations where sometimes you have to work hard to make a cut, hopefully, it gives me two more days to work on my game and get some momentum going as I start the season.

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