• (RP) IPA: /ˈɔːsəm/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɔs.əm/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈɑs.əm/


  1. (dated) Causing awe or terror; inspiring wonder or excitement. [from 1590–1600.]
    The waterfall in the middle of the rainforest was an awesome sight.
    The tsunami was awesome in its destructive power.
  2. (colloquial) Excellent, exciting, remarkable.
    That was awesome!
    Awesome, dude!
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awesome (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Short for awesomeness#English|awesomeness: the quality, state, or essence of being awesome.
    • 2011, Gwen Hayes, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (2011), ISBN 9781609284619, page 6 ↗:
      Plus, her patent leather boots were made of awesome. They made her legs look longer and leaner.
    • 2011, Kevin Seccia, Punching Tom Hanks: Dropkicking Gorillas and Pummeling Zombified Ex-Presidents—A Guide to Beating Up Anything, St. Martin's Press (2011), ISBN 9780312643744, page 189 ↗:
      Swayze, of course, is the being of pure awesome who has by now conquered all of Heaven.
    • 2013, Carrie Jones, Captivate, Bloomsbury (2010), ISBN 9781599903422, page 150 ↗:
      “Your grandmother,” he mumbles into my hair as we cuddle on the couch, “is made of awesome.”
    pure awesome; made of awesome
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