awfully

[aw-fuh-lee, awf-lee]
adverb
1.
very; extremely: That was awfully nice of you. He's awfully slow.
2.
in a manner provoking censure, disapproval, or the like: She behaved awfully all evening.
3.
Archaic.
a.
in a manner inspiring awe: shouting awfully the dreaded curse.
b.
in a manner expressing awe: to stare awfully.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English auefulli; see awful, -ly


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awfully (ˈɔːfəlɪ, ˈɔːflɪ)
 
adv
1.  in an unpleasant, bad, or reprehensible manner
2.  informal (intensifier): I'm awfully keen to come
3.  archaic so as to express or inspire awe

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awfully
c.1300, "so as to inspire reverence," from awful (q.v.). Meaning "dreadfully, so as to strike one with awe" is recorded from late 14c. As a simple intensifier, "very, exceedingly," recorded from c.1830.
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Example sentences
We happened to have plastic cups standing by, and they slipped under the spout
  of the press awfully easily.
Those weird and wonderful creatures can be awfully noisy.
The fuzzy hatchlings they were protecting were awfully cute.
We've gone, you might say, from remembering everything to remembering awfully
  little.
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