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The 'awful' group
These adjectives indicate that the situation indicated by the '-ing' clause is judged to be unpleasant in some way. This includes adjectives with a general meaning, such as awful, horrible, and terrible, and those with a more specific meaning, such as boring, irritating, and frightening.
awful bad boring costly degrading disappointing dreadful eerie frightening frustrating hard horrible irritating painful sad scary stressful tedious terrible terrifying tough unbearable unpleasant
It is awful finding out that your mother may have been killed in hospital.
I never liked aerobics. It was immensely boring hopping up-and-down on the spot.
People think it must be frightening starting a downhill race at the top of a mountain.
It was unbearable living in that apartment after what had happened.