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  1. aweverb

    To inspire fear and reverence.

    Synonyms:
    enthrall, enthral, overwhelm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. awe

    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.

    Synonyms:
    admiration, amazement, astonishment, bewilderment, confusion, perplexity, surprise, wonder

    Antonyms:
    anticipation, calmness, composure, coolness, expectation, indifference, preparation, self-possession, steadiness, stoicism

    Preposition:
    I was filled with amazement at such reckless daring.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. awe

    Synonyms:
    fear, dread, veneration, reverence

    Antonyms:
    fearlessness, contempt, disrespect, familiarity, irreverence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awenoun

    an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration

    "he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe"

    Synonyms:
    reverence, fear, veneration

  2. fear, reverence, awe, venerationverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fear, idolatry, fearfulness, devotion, care, concern, fright, veneration, reverence, cultism

  3. aweverb

    inspire awe in

    "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. awenoun

    Synonyms:
    reverence, veneration, reverential fear

  2. awenoun

    Synonyms:
    dread, fearfulness

  3. aweverb

    Synonyms:
    overawe, intimidate, frighten, affright, daunt, cow, inspire with awe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. awenoun

    Synonyms:
    veneration, reverence

  2. aweverb

    Synonyms:
    overawe, intimidate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "awe":

    veneration, admiration, glare, reverence, dazzle

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How to use awe in a sentence?

  1. Terry Mattson:

    The sight of extreme athletes careering down an ice track outside Saint Paul's iconic cathedral is an awe-inspiring spectacle -- and one great big party.

  2. Charles Sydney Gibbes:

    “He had a, ‘presence,’ that was second to none, so full of quiet and assured self-possession and dignity. But it never inspired fear. The deepest sentiment that it invoked was awe, not fear. I think the reason for this was his eyes. Yes, I am sure that it was his eyes, so wonderful were they. Of the most delicate, shade of blue, they looked you straight in the face with the kindest, tenderest, most loving expression…His eyes were so clear that it seemed as if he opened the whole of his soul to your gaze, a soul that was so simple and pure that it did not fear your scrutiny…That was his great charm and this was politically his great weakness.”

  3. Jacqueline Galloway-Blake:

    I was in awe of him.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    I stand in awe of my body.

  5. Briar Mcqueen:

    I started to well up and could n’t thank her enough. I was so surprised and in complete awe of her. I forgot to ask her name but I just thanked her over and over again and then she just walked off like it was nothing, i was smiling all day about it.


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