• (British) IPA: /ˈɔːfʊli/, /ˈɔːfəli/, /ˈɔːfli/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɔfəli/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈɑfəli/


  1. Badly, terribly.
    She led after the swiming and cycling, but ran awfully and came in fourth.
  2. (not comparable) Very; exceedingly; extremely; excessively.
    • 1912, Arnold Bennett, The Grim Smile of the Five Towns, Project Gutenberg eText ↗.
      It was wondrous. 'I'm awfully glad I came now,' his thought ran; 'I'm managing it rather well.'
  3. (archaic) In a manner inspiring awe.
  4. (archaic) Reverently.
  5. (obsolete) Fearfully.
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