Exceptionally bad or displeasing:
— An awful voice.
Causing fear or dread or terror:
— The awful war.
— An awful risk.
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Offensive or even (of persons) malicious.
Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence:
— Awful worshippers with bowed heads.
Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder:
— This sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
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