Aw"ful (?), a. 1.
Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an
awful scene. "The hour of Nature's awful throes."
2. Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence,
or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly
Heaven's awful Monarch.
3. Struck or filled with awe; terror-
A weak and awful reverence for antiquity.
4. Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
Thrust from the company of awful men.
5. Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; -- applied
intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.
Syn. -- See Frightful.