awe-inspiring

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

awe-inspiring (comparative more awe-inspiring, superlative most awe-inspiring)

  1. Inspiring awe; awesome.
    The Taj Mahal is an awe-inspiring sight.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      Across the far end of the cavern, with a grinding and crashing noise - a noise so dreadful and awe-inspiring that we all trembled, and Job actually sank to his knees - there flamed out an awful cloud or pillar of fire, like a rainbow many-coloured, and like the lightning bright.

Related terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

awe-inspiring

  1. present participle of awe-inspire