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English definition of “awfully”

awfully

adverb  /ˈɔf·li, ˈɔ·fə·li/ (infml awful,  /ˈɔ·fəl/) us  
very or extremely: Your fever is awfully high – I think we’d better call a doctor. I’m awfully sorry, but there are no rooms in the hotel available right now. We were awfully pleased when our daughter was named the best student in her class.
(Definition of awfully from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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