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English definition of “awfully”

awfully

adverb (GREATLY)    /ˈɔː.fəl.i/ US  /ˈɑː-/ (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 .Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of awfully adverb (GREATLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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