Meaning of “awfully” in the English Dictionary

"awfully" in British English

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uk /ˈɔː.fəl.i/ us /ˈɑː.fəl.i/

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.

(Definition of “awfully” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"awfully" in American English

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us /ˈɔf·li, ˈɔ·fə·li/ infml awful, /ˈɔ·fəl/

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)