What does awfully mean?

awfully meaning in General Dictionary

In an awful manner in a fashion to fill with terror or awe fearfully reverently

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  • 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.

awfully meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


awfully meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) In a horrible fashion; in a fashion to fill with horror or awe; fearfully; reverently.

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  • (adv.) Extremely; too much.

Sentence Examples with the word awfully

That Fitzgerald is getting awfully familiar with the tall redhead.

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