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[aw-in-spahyuh r-ing] /ˈɔ ɪnˌspaɪər ɪŋ/
causing awe; spectacular; magnificent:
an awe-inspiring cathedral; an awe-inspiring sunset.
Origin of awe-inspiring
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for awe-inspiring
  • Select from five different magnificent waterfall or waterway garden settings providing awe-inspiring backgrounds.
  • Here is a spectacle as fascinating, as awe-inspiring, as extraordinary as any in the world.
  • We took a different road north, and from there the destruction was awe-inspiring.
  • The result is an awe-inspiring display of turbulent motion in two dimensions.
  • The speed at which technology is advancing is awe-inspiring.
  • It's an awe-inspiring feat of human engineering, and the surroundings are gorgeous.
  • The amount of effort and patience required to match these asylum inmates with their combat experiences is awe-inspiring.
  • How he sustained that quality for so long is awe-inspiring.
  • Leave aside the budgetary implications, which are awe-inspiring.
  • They speak touchingly of his awe-inspiring dexterity and nimble hands.
British Dictionary definitions for awe-inspiring


causing or worthy of admiration or respect; amazing or magnificent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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