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(colloquial) Very, extremely; as, an awful big house.
Middle English aweful awe-inspiring blend of awe awe awe and ayfull awful (from Old English egefull) (ege dread) (-full -ful)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From awe + -ful.
You must feel awful about it.
It was an awful combination.
Are you going to tell everyone...those awful stories about my great-aunt?
If I had a horse like you I wouldn't drag him out in this awful desert.
Smells awful, but it works.
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