Etymology
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awesome (adj.)

1590s, "profoundly reverential," from awe (n.) + -some (1). Meaning "inspiring awe or dread" is from 1670s; weakened colloquial sense of "impressive, very good" is recorded by 1961 and was in vogue from after c. 1980. Related: Awesomely; awesomeness.

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Definitions of awesome

awesome (adj.)
inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville;
the awesome complexity of the universe
Synonyms: amazing / awe-inspiring / awful / awing
From wordnet.princeton.edu