awe-inspiring


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awe-inspiring

adj
causing or worthy of admiration or respect; amazing or magnificent
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Adj.1.awe-inspiring - inspiring awe or admiration or wonderawe-inspiring - inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "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"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"

awe-inspiring

adjective impressive, striking, wonderful, amazing, stunning (informal), magnificent, astonishing, intimidating, awesome, daunting, breathtaking, fearsome, wondrous (archaic or literary), jaw-dropping, gee-whizz (slang) a museum with an awe-inspiring display of jewellery
flat, boring, dull, tame, bland, tedious, prosaic, uninspiring, humdrum, insipid, unimpressive, vapid
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awe-inspiring

awe-inspiring

[ˈɔːɪnˌspaɪərɪŋ] awesome [ˈɔːsəm] adjimponente

awe

() noun
wonder and fear. The child looked in awe at the king.
verb
to fill with awe. He was awed by his new school.
ˈawe-inspiring, ˈawesome adjective
causing awe. The waterfall was awe-inspiring; an awesome sight.
ˈawestruck adjective
filled with awe. awestruck by the mountains.
References in classic literature ?
One of those omniscient and awe-inspiring marvels, a detective, came up from St.
     Grim, resolute, an awe-inspiring chap!
These three statues form a most awe-inspiring trinity, as they sit there in their solitude, and gaze out across the plain for ever.
The sight was awe-inspiring in the extreme as one contemplated this mighty floating funeral pyre, drifting unguided and unmanned through the lonely wastes of the Martian heavens; a derelict of death and destruction, typifying the life story of these strange and ferocious creatures into whose unfriendly hands fate had carried it.
The betrayed husband, who had figured till that time as a pitiful creature, an incidental and somewhat ludicrous obstacle to his happiness, had suddenly been summoned by her herself, elevated to an awe-inspiring pinnacle, and on the pinnacle that husband had shown himself, not malignant, not false, not ludicrous, but kind and straightforward and large.
Children, old men, old women, young ones with infants in their arms, flocked to doors and windows to see this awe-inspiring spectacle.
I will, please God," answered Sancho, and the two retiring to one side of the road set themselves to observe closely what all these moving lights might be; and very soon afterwards they made out some twenty encamisados, all on horseback, with lighted torches in their hands, the awe-inspiring aspect of whom completely extinguished the courage of Sancho, who began to chatter with his teeth like one in the cold fit of an ague; and his heart sank and his teeth chattered still more when they perceived distinctly that behind them there came a litter covered over with black and followed by six more mounted figures in mourning down to the very feet of their mules- for they could perceive plainly they were not horses by the easy pace at which they went.
But she was still an ape, a huge, fierce, terrible beast of a species closely allied to the gorilla, yet more intelligent; which, with the strength of their cousin, made her kind the most fearsome of those awe-inspiring progenitors of man.
Then there had been no thoughts of terror, though the jungle noises were new to her, and the roar of a lion had seemed the most awe-inspiring sound upon the great earth.
Yes, Borgia has been here, a torch in one band, a sword in the other, and within twenty paces, at the foot of this rock, perhaps two guards kept watch on land and sea, while their master descended, as I am about to descend, dispelling the darkness before his awe-inspiring progress.
I had been so paralyzed by surprise that I had made no move to reach the deck during the awe-inspiring scene which I had just witnessed, and now I was to be still further amazed by her next act, for Phaidor extended her hand to me and assisted me to the deck, where I stood gazing at her in unconcealed and stupefied wonderment.
From behind us in the vicinity of the prospector there came the most thunderous, awe-inspiring roar that ever had fallen upon my ears.