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English definition of “awfully”

awfully

adverb uk   /ˈɔː.fəl.i/ us    /ˈɑː-/

awfully adverb (GREATLY)

(US informal also awful) very or extremely, when used before an adjective or adverb: It's an awfully long time since we last saw each other. I'm awfully sorry, but we've forgotten to reserve you a table.

awfully adverb (BADLY)

extremely badly: England played awfully throughout the game.
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