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awe

  

      n  
1    overwhelming wonder, admiration, respect, or dread  
2    Archaic   power to inspire fear or reverence  
      vb  
3    tr   to inspire with reverence or dread  
     (C13: from Old Norse agi; related to Gothic agis fear, Greek akhesthai to be grieved)  
  aweless     (U.S.)  
  awless      adj  


awe-inspiring  
      adj   causing or worthy of admiration or respect; amazing or magnificent  
Days of Awe  
      pl n     (Judaism)      another name for       High Holidays  
     (a literal translation of Yamim Nora'im)  
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awe

  
1   
      n   admiration, amazement, astonishment, dread, fear, horror, respect, reverence, terror, veneration, wonder  
2   
      vb   amaze, astonish, cow, daunt, frighten, horrify, impress, intimidate, put the wind up     (informal)   stun, terrify  
  
Antonyms     
,       n   arrogance, boldness, contempt, disrespect, fearlessness, irreverence, scorn  


awe-inspiring     
amazing, astonishing, awesome, breathtaking, daunting, fearsome, impressive, intimidating, magnificent, striking, stunning     (informal)   wonderful, wondrous     (archaic or literary)  
  
Antonyms     
   bland, boring, dull, flat, humdrum, insipid, prosaic, tame, tedious, unimpressive, uninspiring, vapid  

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