A'wfulness. n.s. [from awful.]
- The quality of striking with awe; solemnity.
These objects naturally raise seriousness; and night heightens the awfulness of the place, and pours out her supernumerary horrours upon every thing. Addison. Spect. № 110.
- The state of being struck with awe.
An help to prayer, producing in us reverence and awfulness to the divine nature of God. Taylor's Rule of living holy.