Inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence.
Having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread.



  • hero worship
  • give somebody their due
  • fall to your knees
  • in honour of something
  • be awed or amazed by
  • think highly of somebody
  • wonder at
  • someone deserves a medal
  • to give the devil his due
  • tug at your forelock
  • be agog or astonished at
  • cover yourself with glory
  • make an impression on somebody
  • know your place
  • put somebody on a pedestal
  • sit at the feet of somebody
  • pay your respects

Sentence Examples

William was still awed by Bismarck’s authority and flattered by the attention paid to him by the Chancellor.

Somehow, my moves have awed them.

She was awed by the silence.