Definition of awestruck in English:

awestruck

(also awestricken)

adjective

  • Filled with or revealing awe.

    ‘people were awestruck by the pictures sent back to earth’
    • ‘He fielded questions about education reform and alcoholism from his visibly awestruck guests.’
    • ‘At each home, Bakshi would ask the awestruck man how much he thought his hut was worth.’
    • ‘Even looking at the graphics doesn't instill any sense of awestruck wonder.’
    • ‘If his hosts had heard it before, they were too awestruck to let it show.’
    • ‘At the nearby aquarium, the children were awestruck by the different kinds of fish.’
    • ‘But their awestruck silence was soon replaced by gales of laughter when their teacher read the letter out loud.’
    • ‘And as he left the auditorium the awestricken crowd got to their feet and cheered him on…’
    • ‘I have been awestruck by this man for a year now and he just keeps getting better.’
    • ‘I was too awestruck to get any pictures; fortunately, Luke was there to handle it.’
    • ‘The way you use words to exact the maximum meaning with such simplicity leaves me awestruck.’
    • ‘He was such an impressive person and I was awestruck when I met him for the first time.’
    • ‘Local children watched awestruck as Her Excellency's helicopter touched down in the local sports ground.’
    • ‘When you first do the space walk you are just utterly awestruck for the first few seconds about how beautiful it is.’
    • ‘The audience, suitably awestruck, could only stare in wonder.’
    • ‘We were both awestruck by our initial view of the country - and equally stiff and tired.’
    • ‘We were awestruck by the amazing views down the ravine and on to the river.’
    • ‘But I also feel a little awestruck at the artfulness and audacity of it all.’
    • ‘The failure of civil servants was that they regarded him with awestruck reverence.’
    • ‘She was surrounded by a group of awestruck teenagers all snapping away on their camera phones.’
    • ‘When he stopped, it took almost five seconds for the awestruck audience to realise it.’
    awed, filled with wonder, filled with awe, wonderstruck, amazed, filled with amazement, astonished, filled with astonishment, lost for words, open-mouthed
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Pronunciation

awestruck

/ˈɔːstrʌk/