awe·​some·​ness ˈȯ-səm-nəs How to pronounce awesomeness (audio)
: an awesome quality, character, or nature: such as
: a quality that inspires awe
grasping the awesomeness of her responsibilities
… against the southern stars she saw a human form that isolated and lone appeared to her immense: the shape of a giant outlined amongst the constellations. As it approached her it shrank to common proportions … lost its awesomeness, and became menacing in its ominous and silent advance.Joseph Conrad
What seems to be missing, instead, is a large enough screen to show the awesomeness of the open skies and a large enough budget to show the awesomeness of aerial combat.Norman Cousins
informal : an extremely or amazingly good or impressive quality
… is only 19—a girl given to bursting into the theme song from The Wonder Years during conversations and rhapsodizing about … the "awesomeness" of brown sugar …Matt Tyrnauer
The rapper's followup to 2016 critical darling and commercial smash-hit, To Pimp A Butterfly, consists of 14 tracks of pure Kendrick awesomeness.Carolyn L. Todd
"I did want to congratulate you all on this phenomenal new development. I think it's a crucial new step for the Circle and will mean a great deal to our overall awesomeness."Dave Eggers

Examples of awesomeness in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of awesomeness was in 1648

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“Awesomeness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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