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awestruck

To be awestruck is to be full of complete wonder, amazement, or dread for something. Swimming with a humpback whale or being near a tornado would leave most people awestruck. When you're awestruck, you're amazed.

Awestruck literally means to be struck with awe — a feeling of profound amazement. You can be awestruck by something surprising, wonderful, or even scary. Imagine the breathless feeling you’d get swimming next to a whale! That’s awestruck. This is a very powerful feeling that would never apply to everyday things. Being awestruck leaves you stunned. You can't quite believe what you're seeing or hearing.

Definitions of awestruck
  1. adjective
    having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread
    “in grim despair and awestruck wonder”
    synonyms: awed, awestricken
    overawed
    overcome by a feeling of awe
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    Antonyms:
    unawed
    not awed
    aweless, awless
    devoid of any feeling of awe or reverence
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