appallingness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

appalling +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

appallingness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being appalling.
    • 1978, Wilbur Sanders, Howard Jacobson, Shakespeare's magnanimity
      The appallingness of the idea of murder, the appallingness of this murder, does not shake Hamlet to his soul and does not haunt him later. The deep damnation of the taking off is felt as only one of a series of horrors.