- causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear: an awesome sight.
- exhibiting or marked by awe; showing reverence, admiration, or fear.
- Slang. very impressive: That new white convertible is totally awesome.
Origin of awesome
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Examples from the Web for awesome
We see Peck's character change and at the same time we see the awesome size of the forces he's up against.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Our awesome booking agency, High Road Touring, takes a commission for booking the tour.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
Emergent procedures provide their benefit right away and have the awesome potential to rescue a patient from the brink of death.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Risky Heart Surgery
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
November 26, 2014
And they were so funny and awesome that I thought, “I want to do that.”'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired
September 4, 2014
The Varsity Chiefs are awesome, and the engine for this devastating hardwood machine is point guard Buell Robinson.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
He faced them, a tall, awesome figure in his long, full dressing-gown.The Night Riders
So awesome was it that I do not wonder we went a considerable way in silence.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
Oh, I do not see how anything can be so grand, so awesome as this!Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
He worked with mad haste, and there was an awesome, insane glare in his eyes.Frank Merriwell Down South
Burt L. Standish
There seemed to be a weird and awesome significance in the scene.Peak and Prairie
- inspiring or displaying awe
- slang excellent or outstanding
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Word Origin and History for awesome
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