awfulness awfulness  /ˈɔ fəl nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a quality of extreme unpleasantness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But somehow his low cunning and bewitching awfulness make him and this novel perfectly irresistible.
  2. Self's spectacular lusts, his raw craving for money, sex and stimulants, his low cunning, his sheer, bewitching awfulnesssomehow it all makes him perfectly irresistible.
  3. The awfulness was not just a matter of bad taste.

News

  1. Mets commit consecutive throwing errors, hilarity ensues

    The Mets won on Sunday, so all is forgiven. However, had they lost, their fifth inning awfulness afield would have been to blame. We're going to have to take this one step by mistake-ridden step, folks.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Ten Foot Mailbag: The Best Thing About Being A Chicago Sports Fan

    Chicago has dealt with enough awfulness that I feel we have more fans in this town that “get it;” “it” being, yeah, losing sucks, but I don’t have to look at this as just a black and white, did they win or did they lose issue.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

  3. Ranking the Worst Matches Ever to Air on Monday Night Raw

    Let's face it: Over the years, some absolutely abysmal matches have aired on Raw. Hilariously bad botches, horrible celebrity impersonators, kayfabe-breaking and JR's BBQ Sauce...it's all in here. And it's not pretty. Factoring in every match's awfulness, as well as how (un)fondly it is remembered by wrestling fans, here's a list of the worst bouts to ever air on WWE's flagship show. Enter if ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. Charles said millions of small farmers around the world could be driven off their land into "degraded and dysfunctional conurbations of unmentionable awfulness" by the rise of global conglomerates.
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Prince Charles Source: AFP

  2. "My brother got really (mad) and it just caused a lot of awfulness between us," Allen says. "We're past it now, but I'll definitely think twice about writing about family members again."
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Lily Allen Source: PopMatters

  3. "When you celebrate awfulness it puts you in a slightly uncomfortable position," Cowell said then, adding he was nervous "that we're going to get people coming on the show next year that want to be bad."
    on Jan 24, 2006 By: Simon Cowell Source: CBS News

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