The definition of awful is someone or something that is very displeasing or unpleasant to you.(adjective)
If during a trip you suffered through sunburn, poison ivy, and the car broke down, that would be an example of an awful trip.
Awful is defined as very much so or extremely.(adverb)
If someone is really sick that is an example of someone being awful sick.
See awful in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME awful, agheful: see awe & -ful
See awful in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English aweful, awe-inspiring
Origin: , blend of awe, awe; see awe
Origin: , and *ayfull, awful (from Old English egefull : ege, dread + -full, -ful).
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