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Extremely bad or unpleasant:‘the most godawful row’
foul, nasty, unpleasant, bad, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful, abominable, atrocious, offensive, obnoxious, odious, unsavoury, repulsive, off-putting, repellent, revolting, repugnant, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, hateful, nauseating, sickeningView synonyms
- ‘We are heading into one godawful fiscal storm.’
- ‘Ideally, they should seek advice and then schedule one of those godawful meetings that everybody hates.’
- ‘This has to be one of the most godawful shows ever produced by a State-sponsored broadcaster.’
- ‘How is it that someone who's been writing since the late 60s can still be such a godawful writer?’
- ‘I got a wicker blind to replace the godawful curtains in this room and discovered it's 5cm too wide, so I'll have to snip it down bit by bit.’
- ‘The homecoming queens looked like trashy wannabes, in tight, revealing gowns and these God-awful clunky shoes.’
- ‘Despite the godawful cover, this book is an astonishing bargain.’
- ‘As much as I think the screenplay is godawful, the big budget stunts look great.’
- ‘I seem to live permanently in some kind of godawful soap opera.’
- ‘Frankly, nothing compensates for sitting through this godawful racket.’
- ‘What is that godawful smell in there?’
- ‘The more time I spend in this God-awful town, the more I hate it.’
- ‘My flatmate has brought the most godawful piece of cast iron sculpture into our living room.’
- ‘So just imagine what a godawful racket 10,000 pipers (no-doubt of ‘mixed’ ability) are going to make.’
- ‘It is by no means a masterpiece, but it is not the godawful atrocity that many backward-thinking critics have made it out to be.’
- ‘After reading rumblings on the Internet, I finally saw the theatrical trailer and it was well, plainly put, it was godawful.’
- ‘Sometimes life is just so God-awful you have to laugh, because if you start weeping, you'll never be able to stop.’
- ‘When the call I have been dreading finally comes, it's like a ghastly incarnation of your worst nightmare: the waking equivalent of that godawful dream where you find yourself wandering, completely starkers, through a crowded airport.’
- ‘For me, it was just a godawful train wreck of a film.’
- ‘Into the previously quiet space came the most godawful noise.’
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