Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


[aw-struhk] /ˈɔˌstrʌk/
filled with awe.
Also, awestruck, awe-stricken, awestricken
[aw-strik-uh n] /ˈɔˌstrɪk ən/ (Show IPA)
Origin of awe-struck
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for awestricken
Historical Examples
  • She was temporarily tongue-tied, awestricken, full of a strange superstitious horror.

    The Devil's Garden W. B. Maxwell
  • “Yes; that was what woke me, Ned,” said Jack in an awestricken whisper.

    Jack at Sea George Manville Fenn
  • The brother and sister looked at each other, but neither spoke the awestricken thought that was in both their hearts.

    A Modern Instance William Dean Howells
  • They were immensely excited, not at all awestricken, entirely friendly.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • He was sure now that he liked this new acquaintance; she seemed pleasantly to be awestricken.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • He encountered the abashed and awestricken Kipps with the praises of his system and himself.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • Brushing aside the lowest boughs, they stepped in awestricken silence within the dank, chill cone of shade.

  • The company were awestricken at the infinite presumption of the man, and the calm assurance with which he spoke.

  • Exultingly he called forth his vassals, and the work of opening the umbrella began in the presence of an awestricken multitude.

    Out of the Hurly-Burly Charles Heber Clark
  • "Or mine," added the Doctor lightly, much to the astonishment of our awestricken callers.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for awe-struck

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for awestricken

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for awestricken