Meaning of “awful” - Learner’s Dictionary

awful

adjective us uk /ˈɔːfəl/
The food was awful.It's an awful way to treat someone.She gave me the most awful haircut I've ever had.She's an awful women.The lecture was awful - I was bored stiff.

B1 very bad, of low quality, or unpleasant:

an awful place
The film was absolutely awful.
an awful lot (of sth) informal

B2 a large amount:

It cost an awful lot of money.

(Definition of “awful” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)