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God-awful

[ god-aw-fuhl ]
/ ˈgɒdˈɔ fəl /
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adjective (sometimes lowercase)Informal.
extremely dreadful or shocking: What a God-awful thing to say!
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Origin of God-awful

1875–80; Americanism
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