Antonyms of adj awful

6 senses of awful

Sense 1
atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable -- (exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room")

INDIRECT (VIA bad) -> good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Sense 2
awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA alarming) -> unalarming -- (not alarming; assuaging alarm)

Sense 3
nasty (vs. nice), awful -- (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?"- Ezra Pound)


Sense 4
awed, awful -- (inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; "awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads")

INDIRECT (VIA reverent) -> irreverent -- (showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists")

Sense 5
frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous -- (extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money")

INDIRECT (VIA extraordinary) -> ordinary -- (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine")

Sense 6
amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing -- (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"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent")

INDIRECT (VIA impressive) -> unimpressive -- (not capable of impressing)

Similarity of adj awful

6 senses of awful

Sense 1
atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable -- (exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room")
       => bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

Sense 2
awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "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")
       => alarming (vs. unalarming) -- (frightening because of an awareness of danger)

Sense 3
nasty (vs. nice), awful -- (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?"- Ezra Pound)
       => dirty, filthy, lousy -- (vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor")
       => grotty -- (very unpleasant or offensive ; "a grotty little play")
       => hateful, mean -- (characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood")
          Also See-> unpleasant#1

Sense 4
awed, awful -- (inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; "awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads")
       => reverent (vs. irreverent) -- (feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence")

Sense 5
frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous -- (extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money")
       => extraordinary (vs. ordinary) -- (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature")

Sense 6
amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing -- (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"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent")
       => impressive (vs. unimpressive) -- (making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony")

Synonyms of adv awful

1 sense of awful

Sense 1
terribly, awfully, awful, frightfully -- (used as intensifiers; "terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry")

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