- in a way to inspire awe
- in a bad or offensive way: to behave awfully
- Informal very; very much; extremely
(comparative more awfully, superlative most awfully)
- Adjectives to which "awfully" is often applied: good, hard, sad, nice, sorry, long, quiet, big, glad, familiar, well, difficult, tired, bad, hot, high, busy, pretty, small, cold, funny, expensive, fond, important, young, interesting, jolly, short, proud, clever, boring, strange, happy, lonely, stupid, strong, sick, pleased, old, hungry, afraid, silly.
awful + -ly