What does the word awful mean?

Usage examples for awful

  1. " This is awful, Chris," Jerry said. – Us and the Bottleman by Edith Ballinger Price
  2. I'm sure I'll get along fine here- as much as this awful heat'll let me. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  3. You'd be awful good to him, wouldn't you, Pat?" – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie