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Godawful



[god-aw-fuh l] /ˈgɒdˈɔ fəl/

adjective, (sometimes lowercase) Informal.
1.
extremely dreadful or shocking:
What a God-awful thing to say!
adj.

“terrible,” 1878, from God + awful. The God might be an intensifier or the whole might be from the frequent God’s awful (vengeance, judgment, etc.) in religious literature.

adjective

Wretched; miserable; inferior: cases that would never have come up but for this god-awful legislation

adverb

Extremely: Ain’t it god-awful cold in here? (1878+)

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