awe-struck

[aw-struhk]

adjective

filled with awe.

Nearby words

  1. away-going crop,
  2. awayday,
  3. awb,
  4. awe,
  5. awe-inspiring,
  6. aweary,
  7. aweather,
  8. awed,
  9. awedly,
  10. aweigh

Also awe·struck, awe-strick·en, awe·strick·en [aw-strik-uh n] /ˈɔˌstrɪk ən/.

Origin of awe-struck

First recorded in 1625–35

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British Dictionary definitions for awestruck

awestruck

awe-stricken

adjective

overcome or filled with awe
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Word Origin and History for awestruck

awestruck

adj.

1630s, "overwhelmed by reverential fear," from awe (n.) + struck (see strike (v.)).

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