noun ter·ri·bi·li·ta \ˌterə¦bēlə¦tä\

Definition of terribilita



  1. :  an effect or expression of powerful will and immense angry force (as in the work of Michelangelo)

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Origin and Etymology of terribilita

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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