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AWED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does awed mean? 

AWED (adjective)
  The adjective AWED has 2 senses:

1. inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
2. having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread

  Familiarity information: AWED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AWED (adjective)


Sense 1awed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence

Synonyms:

awed; awful

Context examples:

awed by the silence / awful worshippers with bowed heads

Similar:

reverent (feeling or showing profound respect or veneration)


Sense 2awed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread

Synonyms:

awestricken; awestruck; in awe of; awed

Context examples:

stood in awed silence before the shrine / in grim despair and awestruck wonder

Similar:

overawed (overcome by a feeling of awe)

Antonym:

unawed (not awed)


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