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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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How to use God-awful in a sentence

  • Christopher Buckley presents the most godawful rejection letters ever sent—and some pretty famous dropouts.

    A Collegial Hug for the Rejectees|Christopher Buckley|April 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Maybe he was psycho and they didn't notice; they had some godawful asses for psychiatrists in war medicine.

    The Brain|Alexander Blade
  • He sat there, wearing the headphones, trying to make himself understood above the godawful static.

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