- very bad; unpleasant
- archaic inspiring reverence or dread
- archaic overcome with awe; reverential
- not standard (intensifier): an awful cold day
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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
aw•ful /ˈɔfəl/USA pronunciation adj.
awfully: It's awful hot in here.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
awful /ˈɔːfʊl/ adj