terribilita

noun

ter·​ri·​bi·​li·​ta
ˌterə¦bēlə¦tä
plural -s
: an effect or expression of powerful will and immense angry force (as in the work of Michelangelo)

Word History

Etymology

Italian terribilità, literally, terribleness, from Late Latin terribilitat-, terribilitas, from Latin terribilis terrible + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Terribilita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terribilita. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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