there v-link something/anything/nothing ADJ about n/-ing
The 'unsatisfactory' group
These adjectives indicate that someone or something is bad in some way.
While it is comforting to think that so many can agree about so much, there is something dangerous about such conformity of opinion.
There was something eerie about the silence, a man-made silence of abandoned courtyards and cool grey stone.
There was nothing malicious about anything he did.
I felt uneasy. There was something sinister about him.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
There was something horrible about coming home to find everything all over the place.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is there v-link something/nothing/anything ADJ about n -ing.
absurd artificial awful bad bogus crazy creepy dangerous distasteful dubious dull eerie elitist fishy flashy furtive horrible impersonal improper inappropriate malicious manipulative nasty obscene ominous outrageous pathetic pernicious phoney puritanical sad shameful sick silly sinister superficial suspicious tacky trivial unconvincing underhand BROKEN! unpleasant unsatisfactory untoward weak wrong
When you watch American politics there's something terminally sad about middle-aged people waving flags.