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Definition of "awesome" [awe•some]

  • 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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "awesome" in a sentence
  • "The word "awesome," has become so trivialized these days."
  • "For starters, please stop using the word "awesome"."
  • "But personally, I would reserve the word "awesome" for something we haven't seen before and video chatting is hardly new."