schrecklichkeit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Schrecklichkeit (awfulness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃrɛklɪçkaɪt/

Noun[edit]

schrecklichkeit (uncountable)

  1. A military policy of terrorising an enemy, especially through its civilian population.
  2. A general atmosphere or situation of awfulness or dread.
    • 1973: I embarked on the quotidian schrecklichkeit of getting up. — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 11)