- Inspiring awe: an awesome thunderstorm. (adjective)
- Expressing awe: stood in awesome silence before the ancient ruins. (adjective)
- Slang Remarkable; outstanding: "a totally awesome arcade game” ( Los Angeles Times). (adjective)
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