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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

used as intensifiers

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It was very faint and very far off, but it /was/ a sound, a faint, murmuring sound, for the others heard it too, and no words can describe the blessedness of it after all those hours of utter, awful stillness.
We had escaped from that awful dungeon, which was so near to becoming our grave.
Doubtless those awful passages, along which we had wandered the livelong night, had been originally in some way connected with the great diamond mine.
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.
But in his most convulsive struggles, and in the wildest vagaries of his intellect, when no other thought retained its sober influence, he still showed an awful solicitude lest the black veil should slip aside.
He even raised himself in bed; and there he sat, shivering with the arms of death around him, while the black veil hung down, awful, at that last moment, in the gathered terrors of a lifetime.
Hooper's face is dust; but awful is still the thought that it mouldered beneath the Black Veil!
758-766) And there the children of dark Night have their dwellings, Sleep and Death, awful gods.
767-774) There, in front, stand the echoing halls of the god of the lower-world, strong Hades, and of awful Persephone.
924-929) But Zeus himself gave birth from his own head to bright-eyed Tritogeneia (29), the awful, the strife-stirring, the host-leader, the unwearying, the queen, who delights in tumults and wars and battles.
930-933) And of Amphitrite and the loud-roaring Earth-Shaker was born great, wide-ruling Triton, and he owns the depths of the sea, living with his dear mother and the lord his father in their golden house, an awful god.
They are living in awful unbelievable conditions in the refugee camps".
The Awful Air Travel Activity Book" is a far from awful collection of black and white illustrated puzzles, mazes, bizarre air travel scenes (Security Nightmare
But if the aftermath of Sunday's awful performance in Dallas made one thing very clear - this offense is not the same without Beckham in it - it is more than fair to ask the obvious question that reality presents.
A HORSE has been shot dead in what has been described as a "truly awful offence" by police.