What is another word for awfulness?

204 synonyms found


[ ˈɔːfə͡lnəs], [ ˈɔːfə‍lnəs], [ ˈɔː_f_əl_n_ə_s]

Awfulness is a term used to describe something that is extremely unpleasant or unappealing. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used to convey the same meaning. One of them is atrociousness, which pertains to something that is abhorrent or wicked. Another synonym is horribleness, which describes something that is dreadful or terrifying. An alternative word is repulsiveness, which refers to something that is disgusting or revolting. Additionally, we have loathsomeness, which pertains to something that is detestable or odious. Lastly, we have terribleness, which describes something that is extremely unpleasant or terrifying. All these synonyms can be used interchangeably with awfulness to convey the same meaning.

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What are the hypernyms for Awfulness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Awfulness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for awfulness?

Awfulness is an unpleasant feeling that one experiences during a situation or circumstance. Antonyms for the word "awfulness" include enjoyable, pleasurable, wonderful, delightful, joyful, and satisfying. Enjoyable refers to something that is pleasing and enjoyable, such as a fun activity. Pleasurable describes an experience that is pleasurable and gratifying, such as a good meal. Wonderful suggests something that is admirable, inspiring and fascinating. Delightful describes a charming and pleasant experience that brings happiness. Joyful refers to experiences that bring happiness and joy, while satisfying means something that is fulfilling and contenting. These antonyms are perfect for describing opposite feelings to the unpleasantness of awfulness.

Usage examples for Awfulness

There was an awfulness in this tranquillity, that filled her friends with apprehensions.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
I tried to explain to her the awfulness of it, the incongruity, but no, she couldn't see it!
Victoria Cross
"What I mean is," pursued Georgiana, "that ma being so endowed with awfulness, and pa being so endowed with awfulness, and there being so much awfulness everywhere-I mean, at least, everywhere where I am-perhaps it makes me who am so deficient in awfulness, and frightened at it-I say it very badly-I don't know whether you can understand what I mean?"
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes

Famous quotes with Awfulness

  • I've gotten a lot of livid letters about the awfulness of my work. I've never known what to make of it. Why do people bother to write if they hate what I do?
    Lynda Barry
  • All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can, conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly. If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations, then let it be seen that way.
    Patrick Warburton
  • In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  • A dim consciousness of infinite mystery and grandeur lies beneath all the commonplace of life. There is an awfulness and a majesty around us, in all our little worldliness.
    Albert Pike
  • His eyes were frighteningly alive, the curve of his mouth savage and pleased. It suddenly didn't seem at all surprising that he should be able to pull things from his dreams. In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.
    Maggie Stiefvater

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