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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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