WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
aw•ful•ly /ˈɔfəli, ˈɔfli/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. very;
    extremely:It's awfully hot in here.
  2. in a very bad manner:The chorus sang awfully.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
aw•ful•ly  fə lē, ôflē),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. very;
    extremely:That was awfully nice of you. He's awfully slow.
  2. in a manner provoking censure, disapproval, or the like:She behaved awfully all evening.
  3. [Archaic.]
    • in a manner inspiring awe:shouting awfully the dreaded curse.
    • in a manner expressing awe:to stare awfully.
  • 1350–1400; Middle English auefulli; see awful, -ly
    See  awful. 


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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



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