- extremely dreadful or shocking: What a God-awful thing to say!
Origin of God-awful
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Examples from the Web for godawful
Christopher Buckley presents the most godawful rejection letters ever sent—and some pretty famous dropouts.A Collegial Hug for the Rejectees
April 5, 2009
Word Origin and History for godawful
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