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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 Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
a period of time spent asking people for their opinions or support
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of awful from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.