V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a feeling of wonder and admiration, often mixed with fear

Synonyms: wonder, admiration, veneration, reverence, amazement

Antonyms: indifference

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."

Usage Examples:

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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