awe-inspiring

[ aw-in-spahyuh r-ing ]
/ ˈɔ ɪnˌspaɪər ɪŋ /

adjective

causing awe; spectacular; magnificent: an awe-inspiring cathedral; an awe-inspiring sunset.

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Origin of awe-inspiring

First recorded in 1805–15

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awe-inspiring

adjective

causing or worthy of admiration or respect; amazing or magnificent
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