ˈɔ:ful прил.
1) страшный, ужасный The situation is awful for all of us. ≈ Ситуация ужасна для всех нас. It was awful to work there. ≈ Работать там было ужасно. It's awful that they were reprimanded because of my mistake. ≈ Как ужасно, что они получили выговор из-за нашей ошибки. Syn : terrible, horrible
2) внушающий страх, благоговение
3) уст. внушающий глубокое уважение;
величественный How awful to feel himself there an atom amidst the infinity of nature! ≈ Как величественно ощущать себя атомом в бесконечности природы!
(эмоционально-усилительно) ужасный, отвратительный - * manners ужасные манеры - to be * about the matter отвратительно вести себя в этом деле - to be * for the health быть губительным для здоровья огромный - they took an * chance они пошли на огромный риск ужасный, страшный - * tragedy ужасная стратегия - to die an * death умереть мучительной смертью - his sufferings were * to behold на его страдания было невозможно смотреть без ужаса внушающий страх, благоговение - to be in * fear испытывать благоговейный страх (устаревшее) величественный - * sight величественное зрелище (разговорное) очень, весьма - he did an * good job of this он прекрасно выполнил эту работу (разговорное) ужасно - to be * tired ужасно устать
awful уст. внушающий глубокое уважение;
величественный ~ внушающий страх, благоговение ~ ужасный

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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