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English definition of “awesome”

awesome

adjective uk   /ˈɔː.səm/ us    /ˈɑː-/
C2 causing feelings of great admiration, respect, or fear: An awesome challenge/task lies ahead of them. awesome sceneryAdmirable and admiredDescribing things that cause fear A2 US informal extremely good: You look totally awesome in that dress.Extremely good
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