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awing (n.)

"action of inspiring with awe," 1650s, verbal noun from awe (v.).

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Definitions of awing

awing (adj.)
inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville;
Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent
Synonyms: amazing / awe-inspiring / awesome / awful
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