having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread (Freq. 3)

stood in awed silence before the shrine


in grim despair and awestruck wonder

Syn: ↑awed, ↑awestricken
Ant: ↑unawed (for: ↑awed)
Similar to: ↑overawed

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