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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.
Mayor Fred Kondritz said, "We don't need to be running all over the world helping people in some God-awful country.
It was great to see how the sitcom Alan Partridge happened, the way in which the writers came up with all the god-awful things the character said or did - the archive footage is a real find - and ultimately what made Coogan, Iannucci et al pull the plug after the second series.
The 61-year-old TV veteran started out on 2fm in 1979 and said he's delighted not to be "doing some God-awful programme".
If we can hit 500 donations in the next 48 hours, I will eat this f**king god-awful pineapple pizza on Facebook Live,' he had posted on social media, attaching a meme of himself gazing at a pineapple pizza with repugnance.
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.
Last weekend, Fifty Shades of Grey opened in wide release (write your own joke here), and critics have had fun snarking about how god-awful the movie and books are.