Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “god-awful”

See all translations


adjective uk   /ˈɡɒdˌɔː.fəl/ us    /ˈɡɑːdˌɑː-/ informal
very bad, difficult, or unpleasant: That was a god-awful meal.
Translations of “god-awful”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人憎惡的, 難得要命的, 糟透的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人憎恶的, 难得要命的, 糟透的…
(Definition of god-awful from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of god-awful?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day


a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More