Awful

Definition of Awful

Aw´ful
a.1.Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.
2.Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.
Heaven's awful Monarch.
- Milton.
3.Struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken.
A weak and awful reverence for antiquity.
- I. Watts.
4.Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
Thrust from the company of awful men.
- Shak.
5.Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; - applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.

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