Complete Definition of "awesome"

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English

Etymology
“awe” + “-some”

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈɔːsəm/, SAMPA|/"O:[email protected]/
audio|en-us-awesome.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. context|somewhat|dated|or|formal Causing awe or terror; inspiring wonder or excitement.

#: The waterfall in the middle of the rainforest was an awesome sight.
#: The tsunami was awesome in its destructive power.

  1. colloquial excellent|Excellent, exciting, remarkable.

#: That was awesome!, That's awesome!!
#: Awesome, dude!

Usage notes
The oldest meaning of "awesome" is "something which inspires awe", but the word is also a common slang expression in English. As the original meaning of awesome has become somewhat antiquated in general use, the term awe-inspiring is now generally used for the same meaning.

Derived terms
awesomely
awesomeness

Related terms
awe-inspiring
awful

See also
terrific
way cool
cruel
sweet

Translations
trans-top|Causing awe or terror
Armenian: Õ¡Õ°Õ¥Õ² (ahegh)
French: impressionant
trans-mid
Italian: impressionante
trans-bottom

trans-top|Excellent, exciting
Armenian: Õ°Õ«Õ¡Õ¶Õ¡Õ¬Õ« (hianali)
French: magnifique
trans-mid
Italian: magnifico,splendido
trans-bottom

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