Awful and Horrible


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Awful adjective – Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment.
Usage example: that's an awful thing to say about someone

Horrible is a synonym for awful in property topic. In some cases you can use "Horrible" instead the word "Awful" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like good, disgusting, terrible, very unpleasant. popular alternative
Nearby Word: awfully
Synonyms for Awful


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Horrible adjective – Extremely disturbing or repellent.
Usage example: a horrible car accident that left eyewitnesses in a state of shock

Awful is a synonym for horrible in dreadful topic. You can use "Awful" instead an adjective "Horrible", if it concerns topics such as property, good, unpleasant, nasty. popular alternative
Nearby Words: horrid, horror, horrify, horribly
Synonyms for Horrible

Things that words describes

person awful person horrible person
life awful life horrible life
people awful people horrible people
idea awful idea horrible idea
Other nouns: job, truth, stuff, treatment, fate, luck, place, death, situation, time, way, effects, accent, mother, childhood, conditions, ways, events, puns, acts, nightmares, crimes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Mood Dissonance He's a clown, something that's supposed to be lighthearted and happy, that does awful and horrible things to people in a way that's occasionally funny.
  • Literature / Fighting Fantasy Multiple Endings: Usually, there's one good ending and a bunch of horrible deaths, though a few books have poor-but-not-awful endings.
  • Frequent flashbacks to horrible times are hard to read — like the awful cough medicine you're supposed to take because it's good for you so that you might appreciate the story more.
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