Word: 
Rhymes   Lyrics and poems   Near rhymes   Phrase rhymes   Synonyms / Related   Phrases   Example sentences   Descriptive words   [Definitions]   Homophones   Similar sound   Same consonants  

Definitions of awful:
  • adjective:   causing fear or dread or terror
    Example: "The awful war"
  • adjective:   offensive or even (of persons) malicious
  • adjective:   inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
    Example: "Awful worshippers with bowed heads"
  • adjective:   exceptionally bad or displeasing
    Example: "An awful voice"
  • adjective:   inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    Example: "This sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath- Melville"
  • adverb:   used as intensifiers
    Example: "I'm awful sorry"

Related words...
(New!) Usage examples...
Descriptive words...

Search for awful at other dictionaries: OneLook, Oxford, American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, Wikipedia

Tip: Use RhymeZone to brainstorm synonyms and related words!

See awful used in context: 19 poetry verses, 8 Shakespeare works, 7 definitions

Help  Advanced  Feedback  Android  iPhone/iPad  API  Blog  Privacy

Copyright © 2017 Datamuse