1. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder;
- Example: "New York is an amazing city"
- Example: "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"
- Example: "the awesome complexity of the universe"
- Example: "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville
- Example: "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"
[syn: amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Awesome \Awe"some\, a. 1. Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight. --Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressive of awe or terror. [1913 Webster] An awesome glance up at the auld castle. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
awesome adj 1: inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "New York is an amazing city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent" [syn: amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
143 Moby Thesaurus words for "awesome": Gargantuan, affecting, aggrandized, alarming, amazing, amplitudinous, apotheosized, appalling, astonishing, astounding, astronomical, august, awe-inspiring, awful, awing, beatified, big, bizarre, boundless, breathtaking, bulky, canonized, colossal, cosmic, daunting, deified, dire, direful, divine, dread, dreaded, dreadful, eerie, elevated, eminent, ennobled, enormous, enshrined, enthroned, estimable, exalted, excellent, extensive, fearful, fearsome, fell, formidable, frightening, galactic, ghastly, ghoulish, gigantic, glorified, grand, great, grim, grisly, gruesome, heavenly, held in awe, hideous, high, high and mighty, holy, honorable, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, huge, immeasurable, immense, immortal, immortalized, imposing, incredible, ineffable, inenarrable, inexpressible, infinite, inviolable, inviolate, king-size, large, lofty, macabre, magnified, mammoth, massive, massy, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, morbid, mountainous, moving, mysterious, numinous, outsize, overgrown, overwhelming, prodigious, redoubtable, religious, reverend, sacred, sacrosanct, sainted, sanctified, schrecklich, shocking, shrined, sizable, spacious, spiritual, stirring, stunning, stupefying, stupendous, sublime, supereminent, terrible, terrific, terrifying, throned, time-honored, titanic, tremendous, unbelievable, uncanny, unspeakable, untouchable, unutterable, vast, venerable, voluminous, weighty, weird, wonderful, wondrous, worshipful