- extremely dreadful or shocking: What a God-awful thing to say!
Origin of God-awful
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Related Wordsdistressing, unsatisfactory, wretched, pitiful, grievous, unfortunate, calamitous, sad, lousy, tragic, dire, woeful, deplorable, grim, awful, bad, dirty, doleful, dolorous, heartbreaking
Examples from the Web for god-awful
In America, we reserve our God-given right to be god-awful wrong.Kim Jong-un Wants a New Doppler 2000
June 14, 2014
It's so god-awful loud in here you have to shout to be heard.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou
John Ed Bradley
April 27, 2014
The fiscal situation of the United States is “God-awful,” he said.Bond King Bill Gross: America Won't Default
April 21, 2011
Christopher Buckley presents the most god-awful rejection letters ever sent—and some pretty famous dropouts.A Collegial Hug for the Rejectees
April 5, 2009
Deggi Delcamp's a big bruiser, with a God-awful lot of stuff.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
The baby started singing for his breakfast at a God-awful hour.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
Don't suppose so; there can't be anything alive in this God-awful wilderness.
Some of my friends who have seen the letter think that he says it is 'a God-awful book.'Seeing Things at Night