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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awfulness  \Aw"ful*ness\,  n. 
  1.  The  quality  of  striking  with  awe,  or  with  reverence; 
  dreadfulness;  solemnity;  as  the  awfulness  of  this  sacred 
  place 
 
  The  awfulness  of  grandeur.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  struck  with  awe;  a  spirit  of  solemnity; 
  profound  reverence.  [Obs.] 
 
  Producing  in  us  reverence  and  awfulness.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  awfulness 
  n  :  a  quality  of  extreme  unpleasantness  [syn:  {dreadfulness},  {horridness}, 
  {terribleness}] 




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