an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
"he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"
fear, reverence, awe, veneration(verb)
a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
"the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"
inspire awe in
"The famous professor awed the undergraduates"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Amazement and astonishment both express the momentary overwhelming of the mind by that which is beyond expectation. Astonishment especially affects the emotions, amazement the intellect. Awe is the yielding of the mind to something supremely grand in character or formidable in power, and ranges from apprehension or dread to reverent worship. Admiration includes delight and regard. Surprise lies midway between astonishment and amazement, and usually respects matters of lighter consequence or such as are less startling in character. Amazement may be either pleasing or painful, as when induced by the grandeur of the mountains, or by the fury of the storm. We can say pleased surprise, but scarcely pleased astonishment. Amazement has in it something of confusion or bewilderment; but confusion and bewilderment may occur without amazement, as when a multitude of details require instant attention. Astonishment may be without bewilderment or confusion. Wonder is often pleasing, and may be continuous in view of that which surpasses our comprehension; as, the magnitude, order, and beauty of the heavens fill us with increasing wonder. Compare PERPLEXITY.
I was filled with amazement at such reckless daring.
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How to use awe in a sentence?
My son was awe-struck by that, sports have become a vehicle to convey your anger and fury at the world.
Uber is adopting the shock and awe strategy, i think it's a very high risk strategy.
He loves this country. He believes in the American people and their boundless potential. He is unintimidated by the world but he is in awe of the people of this country.
Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind- boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.
I was just so in awe of and respectful of NDTV's decision, very difficult decision for a broadcaster who has been told that broadcasting this film is now illegal, is somehow a shameful thing, to actually make that kind of statement ... was so admirable. I love NDTV. They are my heroes for doing this.
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- страхопочитание, внушавам страхопочитание, благоговениеBulgarian
- frygt, ærefrygtDanish
- Ehrfurcht, einschüchtern, ScheuGerman
- pavor, asombro, abrumar, asombrar, temorSpanish
- pelko, hämmästys, pelotella, pelottaaFinnish
- révérence, crainte, admirationFrench
- áhitat, bámulatHungarian
- יראת כבודHebrew
- trwoga, groza, zachwytPolish
- espanto, temorPortuguese
- изумление, трепет, благоговениеRussian
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