awe-inspiring


awe-inspiring
'awe-in.spiring
adj
extremely impressive in a way that makes you feel great respect
a truly awe-inspiring achievement

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • awe inspiring — Something or someone that is awe inspiring amazes people in a slightly frightening but positive way …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • awe-inspiring — awe in,spiring adjective making you feel great respect and admiration, and sometimes fear: an awe inspiring sight …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • awe-inspiring — index formidable, ineffable, notable, solemn, special Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • awe-inspiring — ADJ GRADED (emphasis) If you describe someone or something as awe inspiring, you are emphasizing that you think that they are remarkable and amazing, although sometimes rather frightening. ...a museum with an awe inspiring display of jewellery …   English dictionary

  • awe-inspiring — /ˈɔr ɪnspaɪrɪŋ/ (say awr inspuyring) adjective 1. filling one with awe: *You enter this mysterious cavern below the chin of an awe inspiring giant head with two huge crystal eyes and a mouth gushing water into an artificial lake. –aap news, 1998 …   Australian English dictionary

  • awe-inspiring — /aw in spuyeur ing/, adj. causing awe; spectacular; magnificent: an awe inspiring cathedral; an awe inspiring sunset. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • awe-inspiring — adjective Inspiring awe; awesome. The Taj Mahal is often considered to be an awe inspiring sight. See Also: awe inspire …   Wiktionary

  • awe-inspiring — adjective inspiring awe or admiration or wonder (Freq. 1) 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • awe-inspiring — adj. Awe inspiring is used with these nouns: ↑sight …   Collocations dictionary

  • awe-inspiring — adj. arousing reverence and respect, arousing fear and wonder, amazing in such a way as to make a person lightly afraid (e.g.: New York city is an awe inspiring sight ) …   English contemporary dictionary


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