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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

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:

Awing \A*wing"\, adv. [Pref. a- + wing.] On the wing; flying; fluttering. --Wallace. [1913 Webster]
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):

awing 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]