Origin of awesome
Examples from the Web for awesomeness
It was this awesomeness, this incredibility, that overwhelmed her.The Side Of The Angels|Basil King
Why is there so much emphasis on the awesomeness of Nature on the island?Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
Dil did not notice the strain in the eyes, the awesomeness of facing death.In Wild Rose Time|Amanda M. Douglas
The great silence had nothing of that awesomeness which broods in the mountain calm of wilder solitudes.The Whirlpool|George Gissing
You may know it by the signs of respectability and awesomeness and chaste abundance.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
1590s, "profoundly reverential," from awe (n.) + -some (1). Meaning "inspiring awe" is from 1670s; weakened colloquial sense of "impressive, very good" is recorded by 1961 and was in vogue from after c.1980. Related: Awesomely; awesomeness.