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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. awful: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. awful: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. awful: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. awful: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. awful, awful: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. awful: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Awful, awful: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. awful: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Awful: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. awful: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. awful: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. awful: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Awful, awful: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. awful: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. awful: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. awful: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Awful (disambiguation), Awful (song), Awful: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Awful: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. awful: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. awful: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. awful: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. awful: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. AWFUL: Dictionary of Americanisms (1848) [home, info]
  24. awful: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  25. awful: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. awful: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. awful: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. awful: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. awful: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. awful: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. AWFUL: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. awful: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. awful: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. awful: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. awful: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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

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Phrases that include awful:   awful auntie, awful bliss, awful end, awful ho, awful in, more...

Words similar to awful:   abominable, dire, horrific, terrible, amazing, atrocious, awed, awe-inspiring, awesome, awfully, awfulness, awing, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, frightfully, more...

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