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English definition of “awe”

awe

noun [U]     /ɔː/ US  /ɑː/
C2 a feeling of great respect sometimes mixed with fear or surprise: I've always held musicians in awe. As children we were rather in awe of our grandfather. You can't help but stand in awe of (= respect greatly and fear slightly) powerful people.Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of awe noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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