Striking or inspiring with awe; completing with dread, or dread mingled with powerful reverence: since, the terrible majesty of Jehovah; the awful method of death.
Striking or inspiring with awe; filling with fear, or dread mingled with powerful reverence: since, the awful majesty of Jehovah; the terrible approach of death.
Of a dreadful character; causing anxiety or horror; bad; appalling: because, a terrible disaster; we heard a horrible shriek.
Inspiring or commanding respect, reverence, or obedience.
Of a dreadful personality; causing worry or scary; awful; appalling: since, a horrible catastrophe; we heard an awful shriek.
Expressive of or indicating deep awe, are you aware that Deity.
Inspiring or commanding value, reverence, or obedience.
Impressed with or displaying value or reverence, in terms of expert; law-abiding; respectful within the severe.
Expressive of or showing deep awe, as for the Deity.
Having some personality in a serious or noticeable degree; excessive; very great; extraordinary; preposterous: as, he's a terrible dandy; that is an awful bonnet.
Impressed with or displaying respect or reverence, in terms of authority; law-abiding; respectful in the severe.
Synonyms and Awful, Dreadful, Fearful, Frightful, solemn, imposing, majestic; dread, dire, terrible, bad. The very first four among these terms tend to be loosely or colloquially accustomed show dislike, detestation, or horror, but should in the primary retain the same distinctions of definition as the nouns from where they are derived. Therefore, awful is filled with awe, filled with that which inspires awe, exciting a feeling of deep solemnity and reverence, usually with a particular admixture of concern, acting specifically upon the imagination (see reverence, n.); the advice may move throughout degrees from awe to horror: because, a horrible steamboat explosion.
Having some character in an extreme or obvious degree; exorbitant; very great; extraordinary; preposterous: because, he's a horrible dandy; which a horrible bonnet.
Synonyms and terrible, terrible, Fearful, Frightful, solemn, imposing, majestic; dread, dire, terrible, bad. The initial four among these words in many cases are loosely or colloquially always show dislike, detestation, or scary, but should in the primary retain the same differences of meaning given that nouns from which these are typically derived. Hence, awful is full of awe, filled with whatever inspires awe, exciting a sense of deep solemnity and reverence, frequently with a certain admixture of anxiety, acting particularly upon the imagination (see reverence, n.); the suggestion may shift in every degrees from awe to scary: as, a terrible steamboat surge.
Dreadful is applied to what inspires dread, that is, an oppressive fear of coming evil, and loosely to what is very bad. Fearful, full of fear, impressing fear: as, “a certain fearful looking for of judgment,” Heb. x. 27. Frightful, not full of fright, but inspiring fright or sudden and almost paralyzing fear. An awful sight; a dreadful disaster; a fearful leap; a frightful chasm.
Dreadful is applied to what inspires dread, that is, an oppressive concern with coming wicked, and loosely as to what is extremely bad. Afraid, full of concern, impressing anxiety: because, “a particular fearful interested in of view,” Heb. x. 27. Frightful, not high in fright, but inspiring fright or abrupt and very nearly paralyzing fear. A horrible sight; a dreadful tragedy; a fearful leap; a frightful chasm.