awesomeness

noun
awe·​some·​ness | \ ˈȯ-səm-nəs \

Definition of awesomeness

: an awesome quality, character, or nature: such as
a : 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
b 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

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Steam room-lovers claim that getting hot and humid after a workout helps to jumpstart exercise recovery, cleanse the body of toxins, improve immunity, and basically check off a laundry list of awesomeness. SELF, "Does the Steam Room at the Gym Actually Do Anything?," 4 Jan. 2019 This year, Hawn and Russell put their awesomeness on full display in a holiday gift to the world with their truly epic Christmas card. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Dress as Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus for Their Christmas Card," 15 Dec. 2018 The staple that goes with all of this awesomeness is a fluffy couscous, tiny, tiny specks of pasta that is kind of like how rice is for us Asians. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen Is Cooking Some of Her Favorite Recipes on Instagram," 18 Dec. 2018 But this slightly gross disk of slime is also a wonderfully magical mass of bacteria and yeast that turns plain old tea and sugar into a fizzy, fermented sip of awesomeness loaded with antioxidants, B vitamins, and probiotics. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Your Own Homemade Kombucha," 19 July 2018 My party-talk includes a long disquisition on Sir Alec Issigonis and the enduring awesomeness of the original Mini (1959), a car whose packaging (front-transverse engine, front drive) set the template for generations of cheap, fuel-efficient cars. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Mini Cooper Countryman PHEV: Worthwhile Drive, Worthless Battery," 18 Oct. 2018 Enter the Samsung POWERbot Star Wars Robot Vacuum, which combines advanced sensor technology, Star Wars awesomeness, and supreme affordability at just $372—over 45 percent off its usual price. Popular Mechanics Shop Team, Popular Mechanics, "This Samsung Star Wars Robot Vacuum Keeps Things Spotless," 26 Sep. 2018 But this slightly gross disk of slime is also a wonderfully magical mass of bacteria and yeast that turns plain old tea and sugar into a fizzy, fermented sip of awesomeness loaded with antioxidants, B vitamins, and probiotics. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Your Own Homemade Kombucha," 19 July 2018 The impact of the statement was probably not helped by the video's creative use of slow motion, which showed the full awesomeness of the watermelon’s demolition -- perhaps even encouraging thrill seekers to emulate the stunt. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Los Angeles mayor's fireworks warning proves lethal -- to a watermelon, anyway," 4 July 2018

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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