Awe - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɔː|  American pronunciation of the word awe
Brit.  |ɔː|  British pronunciation of the word awe

noun

- an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
- a feeling of profound respect for someone or something (syn: fear, reverence, veneration)

verb

- inspire awe in

Examples

It was a sight that filled me with awe and reverence.

a person who inspires feelings of awe in others

Her style both awes and perplexes me.

They were awed into silence by the great man.

He felt great awe for the landscape.

Kate gazed at the statue with awe.

The girls were awed by the splendour of the cathedral.

he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe

The famous professor awed the undergraduates

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: awe
he/she/it: awes
present participle: awing
past tense: awed
past participle: awed
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