Definition of Awfulness

1. Noun. A quality of extreme unpleasantness.

Exact synonyms: Dreadfulness, Horridness, Terribleness
Generic synonyms: Unpleasantness
Specialized synonyms: Frightfulness
Derivative terms: Awful, Awful, Awful, Dreadful, Dreadful, Horrid, Horrid, Terrible, Terrible, Terrible, Terrible



Definition of Awfulness

1. n. The quality of striking with awe, or with reverence; dreadfulness; solemnity; as, the awfulness of this sacred place.

Definition of Awfulness

1. Noun. The quality of striking with awe, or with reverence; dreadfulness; solemnity; as, ''the awfulness of this sacred place''. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being struck with awe; a spirit of solemnity; profound reverence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Awfulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Awfulness

awesomenessness
awesomer
awesomesauce
awesomest
awesometastic
awestricken
awestruck
aweto
awetos
awful
awfulest
awfull
awfuller
awfullest
awfully
awfulness (current term)
awfulnesses
awhape
awhaped
awhapes
awhaping
awheel
awheels
awhile
awhirl
awing
awk
awkly
awkward
awkward squad

Literary usage of Awfulness

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1. A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges by John Seely Hart (1892)
"awfulness. — The third circumstance that may be named as producing a feeling of the sublime is a certain degree of awfulness and solemnity. ..."

2. Lay Sermons by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1852)
"motive, however ennobled by the magnitude and awfulness of its objects,* and though as the termination of a ..."

3. Journal of the Life, Travels and Gospel Labors of Thomas Arnett by Thomas Arnett (1884)
"awfulness and serenity pervaded the minds of the people, and they were, every one of them, I believed, fully convinced that the true gospel of Christ was ..."

4. Sermons by George Buist (1809)
"On the uncertainty and awfulness of death ; preparation for it to he found only in the conscientious practice of Christian duties. 1 THESS. CHAP. 5, VER. 2. ..."

5. Passages from the English Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1880)
"Mr. G is a small, smooth, and pretty young man, not emphasized in any way ; but grief threw its awfulness about him to-day in a degree which I should not ..."

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