In an awful manner in a fashion to fill with terror or awe fearfully reverently
- in a terrible fashion
- of a dreadful kind
- utilized as intensifiers
- In a terrible way; in a fashion to fill with horror or awe; fearfully; reverently.
- extremely; excessively.
c.1300, "so as to inspire reverence," from awful + -ly (2). Indicating "dreadfully, so as to hit one with awe" is recorded from belated 14c. As a straightforward intensifier, "very, exceedingly," is attested from c.1830.
(adv.) In a horrible fashion; in a fashion to fill with horror or awe; fearfully; reverently.
- (adv.) Extremely; too much.
That Fitzgerald is getting awfully familiar with the tall redhead.