awesome


awesome
awe|some [ˈo:səm US ˈo:-] adj
1.) extremely impressive, serious, or difficult so that you feel great respect, worry, or fear
an awesome responsibility
the awesome sweep of the scenery
2.) especially AmE informal very good
Their last concert was really awesome.
>awesomely adv

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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