Definition of Awfully

1. Adverb. Used as intensifiers. "I'm awful sorry"

Exact synonyms: Awful, Frightfully, Terribly
Language type: Colloquialism



2. Adverb. Of a dreadful kind. "There was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning"
Exact synonyms: Dreadfully, Horribly
Partainyms: Awful, Dreadful, Horrible

3. Adverb. In a terrible manner. "She sings terribly"

Definition of Awfully

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

Definition of Awfully

1. Adverb. In a manner inspiring awe. ¹

2. Adverb. Reverently. ¹

3. Adverb. Badly, terribly. ¹

4. Adverb. (not comparable) Very; exceedingly; extremely; excessively. ¹

5. Adverb. (obsolete) Fearfully. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Awfully

1. awful [adv] - See also: awful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Awfully

awesomenesses
awesomenessness
awesomer
awesomesauce
awesomest
awesometastic
awestricken
awestruck
aweto
awetos
awful
awfulest
awfull
awfuller
awfullest
awfully (current term)
awfulness
awfulnesses
awhape
awhaped
awhapes
awhaping
awheel
awheels
awhile
awhirl
awing
awk
awkly
awkward

Literary usage of Awfully

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Some of our examples are from fiction and drama, but others are from ordinary discursive prose: Would you think it awfully rude of me if I asked you to go ..."

2. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"Did you know that Percy Bresnahan, the famous auto manufacturer, came from here and Yes, I think that a St. Patrick's Day party would be awfully cunning and ..."

3. Publications (1853)
"him privately by night, it will yet be revealed at the great Man. day of the Lord, and be awfully avenged. ..."

4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"IF I'D FAINTED SUCH A PICTURE, так CRITICS WOULD HATE BKBN awfully DOWN ON MS. ... awfully ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"One of the female persuasion, if she l>ea cook in a good family, is an awfully good friend of the unmarried policeman. ..."

6. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"Many are these awfully sudden deaths. 7î 16. Mrs. Frances Webb is buried/ who died of the Small Pox. I think this is the first public Funeral without ..."

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