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This wine tastes awful.
These awful people behind us talked all through the film.
The smell was absolutely awful.
He had the awful feeling that everyone was laughing at him.
I'm awful at remembering names.
He's an awful actor.
They committed the most awful atrocities.
That's an awful thing to say.
I was worried that something awful had happened to him.
I made an awful fool of myself last night, didn't I?
It's an awful shame to waste all this good food.
I feel awful about not inviting her.
She said she had a sore throat and was feeling awful.
What's wrong? You look awful.
I don't like these curtains. They look awful.
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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
the path that is taken by an object moving around a larger object in space
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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Definition of awful from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.