Meaning of awesome in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɔːs(ə)m/

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  • 1Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring awe.

    ‘the awesome power of the atomic bomb’
    • ‘The awesome majesty and power of these mountains is breathtaking and I look at them every day.’
    • ‘One feels so helpless, so small in the face of such awesome power being so recklessly cast about.’
    • ‘To take one's own life or to terminate the life of another out of mercy is to exercise the most awesome power imaginable.’
    • ‘In the end political and military judgments have to be made and those who hold power have the awesome task of making them.’
    • ‘Last week again Afghanistan was subjected to the awesome destructive power of the zilzila.’
    • ‘Being able to stand so close really enables you to get a feel of the real power in the waterfall, it really is an awesome spectacle.’
    • ‘Nor was there as yet any sign that the arguments had undermined men's belief in the awesome powers of an anointed king.’
    • ‘The best way I can describe it is wanting to work with nature, of acknowledging its awesome power.’
    • ‘It wants to crush any alternatives, and to intimidate the world with its awesome military power.’
    • ‘What will always stand out, though, is the awesome and incredibly magnificent make-up.’
    • ‘More than 100,000 spectators were wowed by awesome aerobatics at Clacton Air Show.’
    • ‘This is the most amazing, awesome and deadly frightening image of fire that it's been my privilege to see.’
    • ‘This is ballet on tarmac and the high speeds involved make this an awesome spectacle.’
    • ‘To see a hammerhead eat a surface bait is spectacular, but to see two fight over it is awesome!’
    • ‘Our family has thus been confronted with the awesome effects of a single gene.’
    • ‘The birds' mother is also an awesome sight, as she flies onto the nest with a fish in her mouth to feed her young.’
    • ‘We ask you also to join us in praying for great wisdom for our world leaders upon whom rest such awesome responsibilities.’
    • ‘York Minster, 250 years in the building, is an awesome display of the creative genius of man.’
    • ‘One wonders what treasures may still remain buried and undiscovered, such is the awesome scale of the place.’
    • ‘However, critics claim that the awesome size and alien appearance of the plants will spoil the landscape.’
    breathtaking, amazing, stunning, astounding, astonishing, awe-inspiring, stupendous, staggering, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable
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    1. 1.1 informal Extremely good; excellent.
      • ‘the band is truly awesome!’
      • ‘I feel honored to be able to help out these excellent people with such an awesome event.’
      • ‘This girl can sing - and she did an awesome take on the song with only a few little issues with the notes.’
      • ‘Some first impressions - Spotlight is pretty awesome and a positive move in desktop search.’
      • ‘Jacob was an awesome help to me too, setting up my floor lamp and my bed, and moving furniture around.’
      • ‘Last night I had an awesome chat on the phone with Mel, my friend back in Canberra.’
      • ‘The Herbie Mash Trio were playing an awesome gig in W2 tonight before a capacity crowd.’
      • ‘After that we went to the Brown Sugar Cafe and I had an awesome peanut butter and choc chip cookie.’
      • ‘The super-long socks that Frank bought me in England are the most awesome socks ever!’
      • ‘For the purposes of this review, we will use Paddy's as the archetypal awesome bar.’
      • ‘The feeling you get from helping someone else is awesome and is returned to you ten-fold.’
      • ‘Aside from that function being fun on its own, I found on it some awesome channels.’
      • ‘We went shopping together yesterday, and he spent way too much money on me, and it was awesome.’
      • ‘What an awesome little idea, that I'm sure will soon get taken up by others.’
      • ‘Having said that, he is a thunderously awesome singer and had the engineers at Battery in absolute thrall.’
      • ‘Heavy, heavy, sung in German, and laden with the most awesome riffs available in heavy metal today.’
      • ‘I've been looking at it for a couple weeks and it's awesome, both design wise and linguistically.’
      • ‘I've heard whispered tales of how ridiculous and awesome this movie is, but haven't seen it yet.’
      • ‘Back to back they sound awesome, as does most of the rest of the album.’
      • ‘In Perth, Australia are in the other pool, along with the awesome Dutch, England and Spain.’
      • ‘If Agathe's delivery matched his pace he would truly be an awesome player.’
      fine, of high quality, of a high standard, quality, superior
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informal North American
  • Extremely well; excellently.

    • ‘my yearly review went awesome’
    • ‘It went awesome and we couldn't have tied the knot on a better day.’
    • ‘My day is going awesome because I get to see a good friend from afar.’
    • ‘Our open house went awesome.’
    • ‘The campaign has been going awesome.’
    • ‘He played awesome today.’
    • ‘He got on his skates and he did awesome.’
    • ‘She is swimming just awesome.’
    • ‘This new car's working awesome.’
    • ‘The bike was working awesome over the first four laps.’
    • ‘He performed awesome but left immediately.’


Late 16th century (in the sense ‘filled with awe’): from awe+ -some.