awfulness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

awful +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

awfulness ‎(usually uncountable, plural awfulnesses)

  1. The state of being awful.
  2. The quality of striking with awe, or with reverence; dreadfulness; solemnity.
    the awfulness of this sacred place
  3. The state of being struck with awe; a spirit of solemnity; profound reverence.