awful

a.

  1. Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene.
  2. Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential fear; profoundly impressive.
  3. Struck or filled with awe; terror-stricken.
  4. Worshipful; reverential; law-abiding.
  5. Frightful; exceedingly bad; great; -- applied intensively; as, an awful bonnet; an awful boaster.