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English definition of “awful”

awful

adjective
 
 
/ˈɔːfəl/
B1 very bad, of low quality, or unpleasant: an awful place The film was absolutely awful.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
an awful lot (of sth) informal B2 a large amount: It cost an awful lot of money.Large in number or quantity
(Definition of awful from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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