Aweful vs. Awful: What's the Difference?
"Aweful" is a common misspelling. The correct spelling is "awful," which denotes something very bad or unpleasant.
Which is correct: Aweful or Awful
How to spell Awful?
Aweful is Incorrect
Awful is Correct
Remember that "awful" is full of "aw" but not "e."
Think of "awful" as an "aw" sound followed by "ful."
Visualize someone saying "aw" when seeing something bad, followed by "ful" for the full effect.
Associate "awful" with negative events or things.
Use mnemonic: "An Awful Waffle," remembering there's no "e" in either word.
Aweful and Awful Definitions
Aweful is an incorrect spelling of Awful.
It can describe something regrettable or unfortunate.
It's awful that the event got canceled.
"Awful" means extremely bad or unpleasant.
The weather outside is awful.
"Awful" refers to inspiring fear or awe.
The power of the storm was awful to behold.
Extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible
Had an awful day at the office.
"this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath" (Herman Melville).
Filled with or displaying great reverence.
Formidable in nature or extent
An awful burden.
An awful risk.
Was awful sick.
My socks smell awful.
We saw such an awful film last night that we left the theater before the end.
Exceedingly great; usually applied intensively.
An awful bonnet
I have learnt an awful amount today.
Causing fear or horror; appalling, terrible.
Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence or respect; profoundly impressive.
Struck or filled with awe or reverence.
(colloquial) Awfully; dreadfully; terribly.
That's an awful big house.
She seemed awful nice when I met her yesterday.
He was blubbering away something awful.
Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.
Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.
Heaven's awful Monarch.
Struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken.
A weak and awful reverence for antiquity.
Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
Thrust from the company of awful men.
Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; - applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.
Exceptionally bad or displeasing;
An awful voice
A painful performance
An unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
Causing fear or dread or terror;
The awful war
An awful risk
A career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
The dread presence of the headmaster
Polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
A dreadful storm
A fearful howling
Horrendous explosions shook the city
A terrible curse
Offensive or even (of persons) malicious;
In a nasty mood
A nasty accident
A nasty shock
A nasty smell
A nasty trick to pull
Will he say nasty things at my funeral?
Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence;
Awed by the silence
Awful worshippers with bowed heads
Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder;
New York is an amazing city
The Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight
The awesome complexity of the universe
This sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath
Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent
Used as intensifiers;
I'm awful sorry
It can also denote a great degree or extent.
She was in an awful hurry.
"Awful" might mean deserving of or causing horror or disgust.
The crime scene was an awful sight.
Why is it called Awful?
Historically, "awful" meant "full of awe," but its meaning has evolved to denote something negative or bad.
Which vowel is used before Awful?
Typically, the article "an" is used before "awful."
What is the pronunciation of Awful?
What is the plural form of Awful?
"Awful" is an adjective and doesn't have a standard plural form.
What is the verb form of Awful?
There isn't a standard verb form of "awful."
What is the singular form of Awful?
What is the root word of Awful?
The root word is "awe" with the suffix "-ful."
Which conjunction is used with Awful?
Any conjunction can be used, depending on the sentence.
Which article is used with Awful?
Both "an" and "the" can be used.
Is Awful an adverb?
No, but "awfully" is the adverbial form.
Is the word Awful imperative?
Which preposition is used with Awful?
Various prepositions like "in," "of," or "about" can be used, depending on the context.
Is Awful a countable noun?
No, because "awful" is an adjective.
How many syllables are in Awful?
Is Awful a vowel or consonant?
"Awful" is a word, containing both vowels and consonants.
What part of speech is Awful?
What is another term for Awful?
Terrible or dreadful.
What is the opposite of Awful?
Wonderful or terrific.
What is the second form of Awful?
Is Awful an abstract noun?
Is Awful a negative or positive word?
Typically negative, but it can be used in positive contexts for emphasis.
Is the Awful term a metaphor?
No, but it can be used metaphorically in certain contexts.
Which determiner is used with Awful?
"This" or "that" can be used, e.g., "this awful weather."
Is Awful a collective noun?
How do we divide Awful into syllables?
What is a stressed syllable in Awful?
The first syllable, "aw."
What is the first form of Awful?
As an adjective, "awful" doesn't have verb forms.
What is the third form of Awful?
How is Awful used in a sentence?
"The movie was so awful that I left halfway through."
Is Awful a noun or adjective?
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