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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.
What, but the mystery which it obscurely typifies, has made this piece of crape so awful? When the friend shows his inmost heart to his friend; the lover to his best beloved; when man does not vainly shrink from the eye of his Creator, loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin; then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived, and die!
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.
Acevedo's 'God Awful' series of fantasy novels, "God Awful Rebel" is an inherently riveting read with more plot twists and turns than a Disney Land roller coaster ride.
The amount of pigeons around this area is awful. Why do these people feel that it is necessary to feed these disgusting birds?
The programme, which followed former Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain's mental health struggles, prompted the actor, who plays Steve McDonald, to open up about his 'awful' experience living with the disorder.