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awfully

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

awfully adverb (BADLY)

Translations of “awfully”
in Korean 매우…
in Arabic جِدا…
in Portuguese terrivelmente, muito…
in Catalan molt…
in Japanese とても, ひどく…
in Italian terribilmente, molto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糟糕的, 極壞的, 惡劣的…
in Russian ужасно…
in Turkish çok, ziyadesiyle, aşırı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糟糕的, 极坏的, 恶劣的…
in Polish strasznie…
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