awfully Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “awfully” in the English Dictionary

"awfully" in British English

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awfullyadverb

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 ​longtime since we last ​saw each other. I'm awfully ​sorry, but we've ​forgotten to ​reserve you a ​table.

awfully adverb (BADLY)

extremelybadly: Englandplayed awfully ​throughout the ​game.
(Definition of awfully from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"awfully" in American English

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awfullyadverb

 us   /ˈɔf·li, ˈɔ·fə·li/ (infml awful,  /ˈɔ·fəl/ )
very or ​extremely: Yourfever is awfully high – I ​think we’d ​bettercall a ​doctor. I’m awfully ​sorry, but there are no ​rooms in the ​hotelavailableright now. We were awfully ​pleased when ​ourdaughter was named the ​beststudent in her ​class.
(Definition of awfully from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “awfully”
in Arabic جِدا…
in Korean 매우…
in Portuguese terrivelmente, muito…
in Catalan molt…
in Japanese とても, ひどく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糟糕的, 极坏的, 恶劣的…
in Turkish çok, ziyadesiyle, aşırı…
in Russian ужасно…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糟糕的, 極壞的, 惡劣的…
in Italian terribilmente, molto…
in Polish strasznie…
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