god-awful (something)

"God-awful" means really ugly, annoying, badly done, or unattractive. You use "god-awful" to talk about things that you don't like such as:

  • bad music
  • bad art
  • bad writing
  • a bad city

Although the word "god-awful" includes the word "god", most English speakers don't get offended by people using it.

This phrase appears in these lessons: