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English definition of “awful”

awful

adjective  /ˈɔ·fəl/ us  
very bad, unpleasant, or of low quality: The weather was awful the whole timecold and wet. Fox TV has canceled the truly awful sitcom "Monty" after a short tryout. Awful also means very great or large: We're spending an awful amount of money!
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