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1[mass noun] The state of being very bad or unpleasant:‘the chilli and pineapple relish did manage to mask the awfulness of the deep-fried brie’
- ‘Maybe their titles were inspired by the mind-blowing awfulness of some people's cooking.’
- ‘Here's the report on the awfulness poor consumers must suffer with this new device.’
- ‘For some reason, the amount of awfulness given off by this film never seems to affect you directly.’
- ‘He is certainly not above getting laughs out of the sheer awfulness of his characters' tastes and habits.’
- ‘Many other critics and many, many dance lovers can no longer bear to watch the awfulness of his work.’
- ‘One must note the enduring awfulness of the hotels in general.’
- ‘It's awfulness is matched only by its lack of originality.’
- ‘A sequel's awfulness is proportional to the amount by which the budget of the second exceeds that of the first.’
- ‘All of this awfulness is laid directly on the dingy doorstep of the writer/director.’
- ‘One thing that hasn't changed over the years is the awfulness of the cover photo.’
- 1.1 The shocking or horrific nature of something:‘the awfulness of his crime’
- ‘Upon returning to earth, Dr. Evil learns that his empire of awfulness has gone legit.’
- ‘I struggle for anything sensible to say on the awfulness of the deaths.’
- ‘He manages to keep a slightly sinister edge to the role, while never losing sight of the awfulness of Sy's situation.’
- ‘Spots of silver dance on the sea, and it almost makes me forget the awfulness of the past few days, though I'm worn out from crying.’
- ‘They said they wanted to organize a 'quiet day' where we could meet together and think and pray about the awfulness of the nuclear bomb.’
- ‘The awfulness of it is it's not like any other disease.’
- ‘You get lots of newsreel showing you the awfulness of the regime in the twenties, and the vim and vigor of New York and Hollywood in the same era.’
- ‘So wittingly or not, these corporations are helping to prop up a government notorious for its sheer awfulness and brutality.’
- ‘He was afraid of being caught before he could accomplish his purpose, but behind this was a vaguer but larger fear of the awfulness of his crime.’
- ‘The unspeakable awfulness of September 11 affected stock markets across the world and gutted the international aviation industry.’
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