Wretched; miserable; darned: Isn't that picture gosh-awful?
Extremely: Wasn't it gosh-awful dark in there? (1900+)
It was the most gosh-awful horror that ever stirred my nerves.
And you'd sure be gosh-awful disappointed if you didn't go to Europe, wouldn't you?
Just try to forget that I used to be a crook and that in ordinary times I am one of the most gosh-awful liars on earth.
I guess most of these people wouldn't think Heinie Rauskukle's store was so gosh-awful big.
I felt a vibration, and anything that'd make this mountain of steel even quiver must have given us one gosh-awful nudge.