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aw·ful

 (ô′fəl)
adj.
1. Extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible: had an awful day at the office.
2. Commanding awe: "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath" (Herman Melville).
3. Filled with awe, especially:
a. Filled with or displaying great reverence.
b. Obsolete Afraid.
4. Formidable in nature or extent: an awful burden; an awful risk.
adv. Informal
Extremely; very: was awful sick.

[Middle English aweful, awe-inspiring, blend of awe, awe; see awe, and *ayfull, awful (from Old English egefull : ege, dread + -full, -ful).]

aw′ful·ly adv.
aw′ful·ness n.

awfully

(ˈɔːfəlɪ; ˈɔːflɪ)
adv
1. in an unpleasant, bad, or reprehensible manner
2. informal (intensifier): I'm awfully keen to come.
3. archaic so as to express or inspire awe

aw•ful•ly

(ˈɔ fə li, ˈɔf li)

adv.
1. very; extremely: awfully excited.
2. in a manner provoking censure, disapproval, or the like; objectionably: to behave awfully.
3. Archaic.
a. in a manner inspiring awe.
b. in a manner expressing awe.
[1350–1400]
usage: See awful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.awfully - used as intensifiers; "terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.awfully - of a dreadful kind; "there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning"
3.awfully - in a terrible mannerawfully - in a terrible manner; "she sings terribly"

awfully

adverb
1. (Informal) very, extremely, terribly, exceptionally, quite, very much, seriously (informal), greatly, immensely, exceedingly, excessively, dreadfully That caramel looks awfully good.

awfully

adverb
To a high degree:
Informal: awful.
Chiefly Regional: mighty.
Translations
hrozněstrašně
forfærdeligtfrygteligtrædselsfuldt
kauhean
strašno
hræîilega, ofboîslega
ひどく
몹시
strašno
hemskt
อย่างเลวร้าย
khủng khiếp

awfully

[ˈɔːflɪ] ADV
1. (as intensifier) he's awfully nicees majísimo
it's awfully hard or difficultes terriblemente difícil
she works awfully hardtrabaja durísimo
it was awfully hothacía un calor espantoso
that's awfully good of youes muy amable de su parte
I'm awfully sorrylo siento muchísimo
would you mind awfully if we didn't go?¿te molestaría mucho que no fuéramos?
thanks awfully! (o.f.) → ¡muchísimas gracias!
2. (= badly) [play, sing] → pésimamente, fatal

awfully

[ˈɔːfəli] adv (= very) → terriblement
I'm awfully sorry
BUT Je suis vraiment désolé.
would you mind awfully if ... ? → Cela t'ennuierait beaucoup si ... ?

awfully

adv (inf)furchtbar (inf), → schrecklich (inf); it’s not awfully importantes ist nicht so schrecklich or furchtbar wichtig (inf); she is rather awfully awfully (Brit hum) → sie ist furchtbar vornehm (inf); thanks awfully (Brit) → vielen, vielen Dank!; would you mind awfully (waiting for me)? (Brit) → würde es Ihnen furchtbar viel ausmachen(, auf mich zu warten)? (inf)

awfully

[ˈɔːflɪ] adv (very) → terribilmente
thanks awfully → mille grazie
I'm awfully sorry → sono terribilmente spiacente

awful

(ˈoːful) adjective
1. very great. an awful rush.
2. very bad. This book is awful; an awful experience.
3. severe. an awful headache.
ˈawfully adverb
very. awfully silly.
ˈawfulness noun

awfully

جِداً hrozně rædselsfuldt furchtbar φοβερά espantosamente, tremendamente kauhean affreusement strašno terribilmente ひどく 몹시 ontzettend fryktelig strasznie horrivelmente ужасно hemskt อย่างเลวร้าย son derece khủng khiếp 非常
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You've been just awfully good to me, Lena,' I blurted.
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The ice is running awfully, Tom; an't it dangerous?
They're always beautiful and rich, and awfully scared.
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Little girl, here is a book entitled the 'Child's Guide,' read it with prayer, especially that part containing 'An account of the awfully sudden death of Martha G -, a naughty child addicted to falsehood and deceit.
Catherine had an awfully perverted taste to esteem him so dearly, knowing him so well.