inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

New York is an amazing city


the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight


the awesome complexity of the universe


"this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville


Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent

Syn: ↑amazing, ↑awe-inspiring, ↑awesome, ↑awful
Similar to: ↑impressive

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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