- aw|ful|ly [ˈo:fəli US ˈo:-] advvery▪ It's awfully cold in here. Is the heater on?
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awfully — [adv1] badly clumsily, disgracefully, disreputably, dreadfully, inadequately, incompletely, poorly, reprehensibly, shoddily, unforgivably, unpleasantly, wickedly, wretchedly; concepts 570,571 awfully [adv2] very badly, dreadfully, excessively,… … New thesaurus
awfully — ► ADVERB 1) informal very or very much: I m awfully sorry. 2) very badly or unpleasantly … English terms dictionary
awfully — [ô′fə lē, ô′flē] adv. 1. in a way to inspire awe ☆ 2. in a bad or offensive way [to behave awfully] 3. Informal very; very much; extremely … English World dictionary
Awfully — Aw ful*ly, adv. 1. In an awful manner; in a manner to fill with terror or awe; fearfully; reverently. [1913 Webster] 2. Very; excessively. [Slang] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
awfully — (adv.) c.1300, so as to inspire reverence, from AWFUL (Cf. awful) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning dreadfully, so as to strike one with awe is recorded from late 14c. As a simple intensifier, very, exceedingly, recorded from c.1830 … Etymology dictionary
awfully — /aw feuh lee, awf lee/, adv. 1. very; extremely: That was awfully nice of you. He s awfully slow. 2. in a manner provoking censure, disapproval, or the like: She behaved awfully all evening. 3. Archaic. a. in a manner inspiring awe: shouting… … Universalium
awfully — /ˈɔfəli/ (say awfuhlee) adverb 1. very badly: he treats his dogs awfully. 2. (an intensifier): awfully good; an awfully long way … Australian English dictionary
awfully — adv. 1 in an unpleasant, bad, or horrible way (he played awfully). 2 colloq. very (she s awfully pleased; thanks awfully). 3 poet. reverently … Useful english dictionary
awfully — adverb a) In manner inspiring awe. She led after the swiming and cycling, but ran awfully and came in fourth. b) Reverently. It was wondrous. Im awfully glad I came now, his thought ran; Im managing it rather well. Syn: very, extremely, terribly … Wiktionary
awfully — adverb 1) informal an awfully nice man Syn: very, extremely, really, immensely, exceedingly, thoroughly, dreadfully, terrifically, terribly, exceptionally, remarkably, extraordinarily; N.English right; informal seriously, majorly; Brit … Synonyms and antonyms dictionary
awfully — aw•ful•ly [[t]ˈɔ fə li, ˈɔf li[/t]] adv. 1) very; extremely: awfully excited[/ex] 2) in a manner provoking censure, disapproval, or the like; objectionably: to behave awfully[/ex] 3) archaic a) in a manner inspiring awe b) in a manner expressing… … From formal English to slang