Meaning of “awful” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈɔːfəl/

B1 very bad, of low quality, or unpleasant:

an awful place
The film was absolutely awful.

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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)