Adjective "awesome" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈɔːs(ə)m/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring awe.
  1. 'Last week again Afghanistan was subjected to the awesome destructive power of the zilzila.'
  2. 'Being able to stand so close really enables you to get a feel of the real power in the waterfall, it really is an awesome spectacle.'
  3. 'The awesome majesty and power of these mountains is breathtaking and I look at them every day.'
  4. 'This is the most amazing, awesome and deadly frightening image of fire that it's been my privilege to see.'
  5. 'One feels so helpless, so small in the face of such awesome power being so recklessly cast about.'
  6. 'The birds' mother is also an awesome sight, as she flies onto the nest with a fish in her mouth to feed her young.'
  7. 'What will always stand out, though, is the awesome and incredibly magnificent make-up.'
  8. 'To see a hammerhead eat a surface bait is spectacular, but to see two fight over it is awesome!'
  9. 'In the end political and military judgments have to be made and those who hold power have the awesome task of making them.'
  10. 'The best way I can describe it is wanting to work with nature, of acknowledging its awesome power.'
  11. 'the band is truly awesome!'
  12. 'For the purposes of this review, we will use Paddy's as the archetypal awesome bar.'
  13. 'I've heard whispered tales of how ridiculous and awesome this movie is, but haven't seen it yet.'
  14. 'The super-long socks that Frank bought me in England are the most awesome socks ever!'
  15. 'What an awesome little idea, that I'm sure will soon get taken up by others.'
  16. 'Last night I had an awesome chat on the phone with Mel, my friend back in Canberra.'
  17. 'Some first impressions - Spotlight is pretty awesome and a positive move in desktop search.'
  18. 'Heavy, heavy, sung in German, and laden with the most awesome riffs available in heavy metal today.'
  19. 'Aside from that function being fun on its own, I found on it some awesome channels.'
  20. 'I feel honored to be able to help out these excellent people with such an awesome event.'
  21. 'Back to back they sound awesome, as does most of the rest of the album.'

Definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"bridges can be awesome in things."

"sizes can be awesome at distances."

"shapes can be awesome at distances."

"people can be awesome as parties."

"himselfs can be awesome in/at/on yesterdays."

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Origin

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘filled with awe’): from awe + -some.