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Meaning of word awful from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

awful   adjective

Meaning : Exceptionally bad or displeasing.

Example : Atrocious taste.
Abominable workmanship.
An awful voice.
Dreadful manners.
A painful performance.
Terrible handwriting.
An unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room.

Synonyms : abominable, atrocious, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable

Meaning : Causing fear or dread or terror.

Example : The awful war.
An awful risk.
Dire news.
A career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked.
The dread presence of the headmaster.
Polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was.
A dreadful storm.
A fearful howling.
Horrendous explosions shook the city.
A terrible curse.

Synonyms : dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible

जो अपने आकार-प्रकार, रूप-रङ्ग आदि की भीपणता या विकरालता के कारण देखनेवालों के मन में आतङ्क, आशङ्का या भय का संचार करता हो। जिसे देखने से भय या डर लगे।

महिषासुर को मारने के लिए माँ काली ने भयानक रूप धारण किया।
मानसिंह एक खूँखार डाकू था।
उग्र, उद्धत, कराल, काला, ख़ूनख़्वार, ख़ूनखोर, ख़ौफ़नाक, खूँख़ार, खूँखार, खूंख़ार, खूंख़्वार, खूंखार, खूंख्वार, खूनखोर, खूनख्वार, खौफनाक, घमसान, घमासान, डरावना, ताम, दहशतंगेज, दहशतंगेज़, दहशतनाक, प्रचंड, प्रचण्ड, भयंकर, भयङ्कर, भयानक, भयावन, भयावना, भयावह, भीषण, महाचंड, महाचण्ड, रुद्र, रौद्र, रौरव, विकट, विकराल, विषम, हैबतनाक

Meaning : Offensive or even (of persons) malicious.

Example : In a nasty mood.
A nasty accident.
A nasty shock.
A nasty smell.
A nasty trick to pull.
Will he say nasty things at my funeral?.

Synonyms : nasty

Pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance.

What a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty.
Nice manners.
A nice dress.
A nice face.
A nice day.
Had a nice time at the party.
The corn and tomatoes are nice today.

Meaning : Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence.

Example : Awed by the silence.
Awful worshippers with bowed heads.

Synonyms : awed

Meaning : Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact.

Example : In a frightful hurry.
Spent a frightful amount of money.

Synonyms : frightful, terrible, tremendous

Meaning : Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder.

Example : New York is an amazing city.
The Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight.
The awesome complexity of the universe.
This sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent.

Synonyms : amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awing

awful   adverb

Meaning : Used as intensifiers.

Example : Terribly interesting.
I'm awful sorry.

Synonyms : awfully, frightfully, terribly


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