- The definition of awesome is something that is wonderful, impressive and sometimes frightening.
- The sight of a huge, destructive tornado is an example of something that is awesome.
- A play that you really like is awesome.
- inspiring awe
- Now Rare showing awe
- Slang wonderful; impressive; excellent
Origin: awe plush -some
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- Inspiring awe: an awesome thunderstorm.
- Expressing awe: stood in awesome silence before the ancient ruins.
- Slang Remarkable; outstanding: “a totally awesome arcade game” (Los Angeles Times).
- aweˈsome·ly adverb
- aweˈsome·ness noun