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Definition of "overawed" []

  • Subdued, restrained, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of overawe. (verb)

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Use "overawed" in a sentence
  • "People in England are kind of overawed by that because they're not used to quite that level of self-assurance in their women in public life."
  • "But they said they were "overawed" by the amount of support and practical help they had had from people in Bristol, revealing that they had received many cards and letters of sympathy from well-wishers they had never even met."
  • "And for a moment the thought rose in my mind, What if he were overawed by this imposing array of power and brains?"