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 Dictionary entry overview: What does awesome mean? 

AWESOME (adjective)
  The adjective AWESOME has 1 sense:

1. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

  Familiarity information: AWESOME used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AWESOME (adjective)

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Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder


awe-inspiring; awesome; awing; amazing; awful

Context examples:

New York is an amazing city / the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight / the awesome complexity of the universe / this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath / Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent


impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)

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