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[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
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Examples from the web for awestruck
  • My sister and brother-in-law are suitably awestruck.
  • At their best, science fiction and theology can leave us awestruck before the unutterable strangeness and vastness of the cosmos.
  • Leaving you awestruck with their dance performances, their make-up and the unforgettable thick and scary hair tresses.
  • The ghostly glows of the northern lights have awestruck generations of sky-watchers.
  • The awestruck musicians pelt him with questions about life in heaven.
  • He is always nibbling chocolates, loves trashy television and appears awestruck by a popular novelist or a rock star.
  • Today's image has left me particularly awestruck at its beauty.
  • Not all the world's commentators, however, were as awestruck by his achievements.
  • He's awestruck and fumbling-he doesn't possess, to our eyes, the conviction of a writer.
  • The people all gaping and awestruck about such a simple phenomenon made me shake my head in pity.
British Dictionary definitions for awestruck


overcome or filled with awe
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Word Origin and History for awestruck

1630s, "overwhelmed by reverential fear," from awe (n.) + struck (see strike (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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