V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: a feeling of wonder and admiration, often mixed with fear
Synonyms: wonder, admiration, veneration, reverence, amazement
Tips: Awe comes from an Indo-European word meaning "to be afraid." The word awe is usually preceded by the preposition "in," as in: "you are in awe of something." Awe can also serve as a verb, meaning "to cause awe (fear, dread, admiration) in someone."
I watched the performers in awe of their talent. (admiration, amazement)
The children were in awe of the magician. (wonder, amazement)
We stared at the magnificent waterfall, awed by its beauty and power. (amazed) verb
I was in awe of nature's incredible power after seeing the aftermath of the storm. (wonder, reverence)
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