Awfully pretty Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below. r_ger_ lol who cares I just want to point out that “awful” is really “full of awe,” making it a kind word. cowpiegirl yet awful is also used as unpleasent so that makes it a bad word Palmer That's inaccurate… Awful is more like an opposite of being full of awe.In fact, awful has nothing to do with awe. Herro ur all confusing me! Herro ur all confusing me! Simplyfied It was a pun. I hope. bunting The original meaning of awful was indeed full of awe, as ‘who cares’ pointed out… it has changed in recent usage, nobody uses it that way any more – but in this usage it means ‘really’, which is derivative of the original meaning… the English language… go figure… toyguy22 What the Heck.?!?!?