part of speech: adjective

definition 1: very bad; terrible; of poor quality.

  • She did an awful job on her report.

synonyms: dreadful, lousy, poor, terrible

antonyms: average, excellent, marvelous

definition 2: terrible; horrible; very unpleasant.

  • There was an awful storm last night.

synonyms: dreadful, nasty

antonyms: wonderful

derivation: awfulness (n.)