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  1. rude awakening(Noun)

    An undesirable epiphany; a realization of an unwanted fact.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rude awakening in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rude awakening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Sessions:

    They’re in for a rude awakening.

  2. Perry Brass:

    Remember that that “rude awakening” which your parents and well-meaning relatives threatened you with as a kid is better than no awakening at all.

  3. Chantel Bonneau:

    Having to pay this could be a rude awakening; and when [a child] takes this on, it could lead to debt because they weren’t aware how much their parents were providing them.

  4. Cathey Haley:

    Fox News’s quite odorful, Fox News’s a rude awakening at times, when a skunk lets go right underneath your house or right under your bed, it makes for a very interesting night of sleep, or lack thereof.

  5. Karen Carr:

    They open up an Etsy shop and thought they were doing something fun. Then they got huge tax bill they weren't expecting, we see a lot of people who have gotten a rude awakening in the first year and then clean it up.

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