adjective Etymology: goddamned + awful Date: 1878 extremely unpleasant or disagreeable ; abominable <
god-awful weather

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  • god-awful — god|aw|ful [ˈgɔdo:fəl US ˈga:do: ] adj [only before noun] informal very bad or unpleasant. Some Christian people find this word offensive ▪ What s that god awful smell? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • God-awful — /god aw feuhl/, adj. (sometimes l.c.) Informal. extremely dreadful or shocking: What a God awful thing to say! [1875 80; Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • god-awful — adjective INFORMAL extremely bad or unpleasant. Some people consider this word offensive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • god-awful — adjective (U.S. Slang) A superlative form of the adjective awful Your roast beef was the most god awful tough piece of meat I ever ate …   Wiktionary

  • god-awful — also godawful ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (emphasis) If someone says that something is god awful, they think it is very unpleasant. This word could cause offence. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • god awful — ugly, shabby    I won t wear that god awful suit! It looks like a garbage bag! …   English idioms

  • god-awful — adjective very unpleasant hellish weather stop that god awful racket • Syn: ↑beastly, ↑hellish • Similar to: ↑unpleasant • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • God-awful — God′ aw ful adj. (sometimes l.c.) Informal. extremely dreadful or shocking • Etymology: 1875–80; amer …   From formal English to slang

  • God-awful — /ˈgɒd ɔfəl/ (say god awfuhl) adjective Colloquial terrible; appalling. {US slang (1880s) …   Australian English dictionary

  • God-awful — terrible …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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