awful awful  /ˈɑ fəl/


  1. (adj) exceptionally bad or displeasing
  2. (adj) causing fear or dread or terror
  3. (adj) offensive or even (of persons) malicious
  4. (adj) inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
  5. (adj) extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
  6. (adj) inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
  7. (adv) used as intensifiers


  1. Hypochondriacs live in constant terror that they are dying of some awful disease, or even several awful diseases at once.
  2. The same with Celia on Weeds, but Celia's an awful person.
  3. In those years it was unthinkable that a guy could be paid that much for doing something that didn't involve an awful lot of training or education.


  1. Victor Butler injury: Where do Saints go from here?

    The New Orleans Saints were handed awful news Wednesday. Offseason free-agent signing Victor Butler was diagnosed with a torn ACL, ending his 2013 season before he even entered training camp with his new team. Butler was expected to give the Saints' defense, which gave up more yards than any defense in NFL history last season, a much-needed pass-rushing boost under new defensive coordinator Rob ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. What's it like trying to profile Incarcerated Bob, the most mysterious and awful man in the sports-g

    What's it like trying to profile Incarcerated Bob, the most mysterious and awful man in the sports-gambling-and-rumor business? Terrifying, reports David Purdum. [ David Purdum Sports ]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deadspin

  3. Awful Argentinian Player Enzo Jimenez Red Carded for Throwing Dog Against Fence

    Being a completely awful person will most definitely get you a red card.  Big Lead spotted a video that is tough to watch, featuring an Argentinian soccer player by the name of Enzo Jimenez grabbing a dog by the neck and tossing him against a fence that surrounds the pitch.  Thankfully, as  Big Lead  points out, the dog appears to land on the ground and run away as unscathed as we can hope ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "You look at the teams that have an awful lot of cap space, there could be a lot of power shifting in this league," Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis said.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Kurt Rambis Source: The Associated Press

  2. Her publicist Max Clifford said she would "be remembered as a young girl who has, and who will, save an awful lot of lives. She was a very, very brave girl," he said in a statement to media. "And she faced her death in the way she faced her...
    on Mar 22, 2009 By: Max Clifford Source: Reuters

  3. "Well, there's a lot of crying in our locker room, a lot of people who care. I don't think there was a dry eye," Rivers said. "A lot of hugs, a lot of people feeling awful. That's a good thing, it means everybody cared."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: ESPN

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