awful


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exceptionally bad or displeasing

offensive or even (of persons) malicious

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inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence

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extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

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It's awful undermining to the intellect, German is; you want to take it in small doses, or first you know your brains all run together, and you feel them sloshing around in your head same as so much drawn butter.
In short, he forgot nothing that might recall that most awful of all scenes, and he succeeded.
Slowly they approached and slowly I shrank back from the awful horror of them.
By the aid of his mysterious emblem--for there was no other apparent cause--he became a man of awful power over souls that were in agony for sin.
As he approached quite close to me I obtained an excellent view of him, and though I was later to become better acquainted with his kind, I may say that that single cursory examination of this awful travesty on Nature would have proved quite sufficient to my desires had I been a free agent.
Then, with a vindictive shove she cast the carcass of the First Born from the deck to fall in awful silence after the body of his victim.
Mind where you put your feet, there may be some awful hole underneath," I answered.
And always do these awful questions harass me when I think of David Innes and his strange adventures.
As soon as I had explained it to him he drew a line with his finger, showing a sea-coast far to the west and south of Sari, and a great circle which he said marked the extent of the Land of Awful Shadow in which lay Thuria.
With hands tight pressed against her bosom the girl leaned forward, tense with excitement, watching every move of the lithe, giant figure, as, silhouetted against the brazen tropic sky, it towered above the dancing, shrieking head hunters who writhed beneath the awful lash.
It must be that I am dreaming, and that I shall awaken in a moment to see that awful knife descending toward my heart--kiss me, dear, just once before I lose my dream forever.
If I get a wife that is just what I like Ill be an awful good husband to her.
There was no proper labour, not half enough machinery, and none of the right sort - and the gradients and country between Bekwando and the sea were awful.
They are rotting; and besides father says we eat an awful lot of them.
And this marvel is awful even to the deathless gods.