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English definition of “awfully”

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.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions

awfully adverb (BADLY)

extremely badly: England played awfully throughout the game.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of awfully from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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