Definition of godawful in English:


(also God-awful)


  • Extremely unpleasant.

    ‘it had been the most godawful forty-eight hours’
    • ‘The homecoming queens looked like trashy wannabes, in tight, revealing gowns and these God-awful clunky shoes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What is that godawful smell in there?’
    • ‘We are heading into one godawful fiscal storm.’
    • ‘As much as I think the screenplay is godawful, the big budget stunts look great.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Despite the godawful cover, this book is an astonishing bargain.’
    • ‘This has to be one of the most godawful shows ever produced by a State-sponsored broadcaster.’
    • ‘Into the previously quiet space came the most godawful noise.’
    • ‘For me, it was just a godawful train wreck of a film.’
    • ‘I seem to live permanently in some kind of godawful soap opera.’
    • ‘So just imagine what a godawful racket 10,000 pipers (no-doubt of ‘mixed’ ability) are going to make.’
    • ‘Ideally, they should seek advice and then schedule one of those godawful meetings that everybody hates.’
    • ‘The more time I spend in this God-awful town, the more I hate it.’
    • ‘Frankly, nothing compensates for sitting through this godawful racket.’
    • ‘My flatmate has brought the most godawful piece of cast iron sculpture into our living room.’
    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, sickening
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