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[ aw-suhm ]


  1. causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear:

    an awesome sight.

  2. exhibiting or marked by awe; showing reverence, admiration, or fear.
  3. Slang. very impressive:

    That new white convertible is totally awesome.


/ ˈɔːsəm /


  1. inspiring or displaying awe
  2. slang.
    excellent or outstanding

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Confusables Note

See awful.

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Derived Forms

  • ˈawesomeness, noun
  • ˈawesomely, adverb

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Other Words From

  • awesome·ly adverb
  • awesome·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of awesome1

First recorded in 1590–1600; awe + -some 1

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Example Sentences

The pandemic has led me to go on a lot more outdoorsy dates, which is awesome.

It was an awesome one-day conference where we were able to see presentations from various Googlers about what they were working on across Search.

For me, it was a little bit scary, but this is a really awesome community.

From Ozy

His parents pick her up from preschool once a week to give the mom a break and get to know this awesome little girl.

“Every main character deserves an awesome sidekick,” said StVil about the rodent with a big personality.

We see Peck's character change and at the same time we see the awesome size of the forces he's up against.

Our awesome booking agency, High Road Touring, takes a commission for booking the tour.

Emergent procedures provide their benefit right away and have the awesome potential to rescue a patient from the brink of death.

He pitched it to me and I was like, man that sounds awesome.

And they were so funny and awesome that I thought, “I want to do that.”

The sudden pall of darkness in this strange house of mystery was just a tiny bit awesome.

There was the awesome efficiency of wolfsbane with its deadly store of aconite.

It would need awesome circumstances indeed to send a modern Vice-Chancellor through the night to inquire of an astrologer.

This weird conception of those awesome saints I had gained out of the books of the scholastics and church fathers.

Then an awesome silence ensued, broken only by the bold chirp of an unabashed robin successfully hunting worms in the grass-plot.