Awfulness
Awfulness Aw"ful*ness, n. 1. The quality of striking with awe, or with reverence; dreadfulness; solemnity; as, the awfulness of this sacred place. [1913 Webster]

The awfulness of grandeur. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being struck with awe; a spirit of solemnity; profound reverence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Producing in us reverence and awfulness. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • awfulness — [aghfulness.] sb. Ps. cxliv. 6 …   Oldest English Words

  • awfulness — aw·ful·ness || ɔːfÊŠlnɪs n. dreadfulness, horribleness, atrociousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • awfulness — aw·ful·ness …   English syllables

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