Definition of awe-inspiring in English:

awe-inspiring

adjective

  • Arousing awe through being impressive, formidable, or magnificent.

    ‘Michelangelo's awe-inspiring masterpiece’
    • ‘From the heights of the extraordinary and awe-inspiring they return to the ordinary.’
    • ‘It speaks of his spectacular success, and of his equally awe-inspiring killing.’
    • ‘It makes you wonder if the Minister yawned before issuing that awe-inspiring comment.’
    • ‘Immortalized, but he ain't gonna be scribbling no more awe-inspiring lyrics in a hurry.’
    • ‘He wasn't given to being easily impressed, but she was an awe-inspiring sight.’
    • ‘The Boschian art direction here is impressive, with awe-inspiring architecture and angry, blackened skies.’
    • ‘Yet ineptitude at the back could not entirely explain away this truly awe-inspiring spectacle.’
    • ‘The city has the most awe-inspiring skyline in the world.’
    • ‘Do we have a sudden urge to squeeze our lover when we look out on a sunset, an awe-inspiring vista or a dreamy landscape?’
    • ‘America still churns with many fierce, and amazing, and awe-inspiring things, from all over the place.’
    • ‘I can stare at this masterpiece for hours, seeing something new and awe-inspiring in the picture every day.’
    • ‘Against such an awe-inspiring backdrop it's impossible not to look amazing, and they did.’
    • ‘This awe-inspiring achievement comes with some appropriately impressive scientific equipment.’
    • ‘The choreographed lights to the music created an awe-inspiring spectacle as the orchestra and singers played and sang.’
    • ‘He didn't need to see James' face to picture the incredulous expression with awe-inspiring clarity.’
    • ‘The result is awe-inspiring and beautiful: the largest piece of functional sculpture you will ever see.’
    • ‘Flying over the high mountain ranges emphasises why road travel is so tortuous, but the sight of these peaks and ravines is awe-inspiring.’
    • ‘Sleeping out in the African bush under a sickle moon is one of the most awe-inspiring experiences - as long as you have a choice, of course.’
    • ‘This restaurant reportedly has top-notch seafood, slick service and awe-inspiring decor.’
    • ‘The variety of problems and progress reported on was awe-inspiring.’
    breathtaking, amazing, stunning, stupendous, astonishing, awesome, extraordinary, incredible
    magnificent, wonderful, spectacular, sublime, glorious, magical, dazzling, imposing, stirring, impressive
    formidable, terrifying, fearsome
    mind-boggling, mind-blowing, out of this world, sensational, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, amazeballs
    wondrous
    awful
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Pronunciation:

awe-inspiring

/ˈôənˌspī(ə)riNG/