dreadfulness dreadfulness


  • (n) a quality of extreme unpleasantness



  • The reason, he eventually grasps, is that guilt and horror offer the only way to protect human dignity from the dreadfulness of chance.


  • Adam Roberts, author of Dr Whom and a professor of literature at London University, said: "I'm impressed at her ability to intuit the dreadfulness of Dr Whom without having read it. It might be that the point of parody is not whether it's original...
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: Adam Roberts Source: Independent

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