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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence;
- Example: "awed by the silence"
- Example: "awful worshippers with bowed heads"
[syn: awed, awful]

2. having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread;
- Example: "stood in awed silence before the shrine"
- Example: "in grim despair and awestruck wonder"
[syn: awed, awestruck, awestricken]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Awe \Awe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Awing.] To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread. [1913 Webster] That same eye whose bend doth awe the world. --Shak. [1913 Webster] His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the bystanders. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

awed adj 1: inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence; "awed by the silence"; "awful worshippers with bowed heads" [syn: awed, awful] 2: having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread; "stood in awed silence before the shrine"; "in grim despair and awestruck wonder" [syn: awed, awestruck, awestricken] [ant: unawed]