Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a manner inspiring awe.
  • adv. Reverently.
  • adv. Badly, terribly.
  • adv. Very; exceedingly; extremely; excessively.
  • adv. Fearfully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an awful manner; in a manner to fill with terror or awe; fearfully; reverently.
  • adv. Very; excessively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an awful manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. used as intensifiers
  • adv. in a terrible manner
  • adv. of a dreadful kind

Etymologies

awful +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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