Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: awful
IPA transcription: ['ɔfəl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable
    Meaning: exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
  • Synonyms: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
    Meaning: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: terribly, awfully, awful, frightfully
    Meaning: used as intensifiers; "terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry"
Usage examples
  • It's awful!"
  • "It is awful!
  • Oh, how awful!
  • awful!" he said.
  • "It's awful here.
  • "But, it's awful."
  • Oh, how awful it is!
  • "They're awful good."
  • It was an awful thought!
  • 'She has an awful temper.'