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adj. Slang
Extremely trying; atrocious.


very unpleasant


adj. (sometimes l.c.) Informal.
extremely dreadful or shocking.
[1875–80; Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.God-awful - very unpleasantgod-awful - very unpleasant; "hellish weather"; "stop that god-awful racket"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"


[ˈgɒdˈɔːfʊl] ADJhorrible, fatal


[ˈgɒdˌɔːfl] adj (fam) → orrendo/a
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The kick that Greaser's got is something God-awful," Danny gasped in his corner to his adviser while his handlers worked frantically over him.
And the way he can cuss is simply God-awful," Big Bill testified.
Delighted with the improvement shown in their last outing, the former Newcastle Falcons lock added: "Like most of the country it was God-awful conditions.
Yet, we all know really that there's no certainties in this life except for death, taxes and Adam Sandler popping up in another one of those God-awful comedies.
The real let-down for me has been the retention of the god-awful Ladywood House offices on top.
You may be able to disguise it using a trendy designer blender but you'll still get the same god-awful metallic aftertaste that you would get if you ate raw iron.
Others think the same - that's why they get up and walk out when you start your god-awful caterwauling.
e LG project may have helped Hague become Tory Leader in opposition in 1997 after the Blair landslide but it was the most god-awful poisoned chalice for the Assembly to try to clear up': Troughout the following decade.
We can provide bespoke goodie bags containing sticky tape for those who need their mouths taped up when they start talking stitches, plus condoms for child-free guests who will vow never to have any after this God-awful motherhood eye-opener.
A SEASON ago, Manchester City were the footballing equivalent of that guy who shouts "Wonga" on those God-awful adverts.
Somebody would stick some god-awful columns outside his front door and before you know it there were columns up and down the length of the road.