Causing awe appalling terrible as a wonderful picture
- inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
- Causing awe; appalling; terrible; because, a wonderful picture.
- Expressive of awe or horror.
1590s, "profoundly reverential," from awe (letter.) + -some (1). Indicating "inspiring awe" is from 1670s; weakened colloquial feeling of "impressive, good" is taped by 1961 and was in vogue from after c.1980. Related: Awesomely; awesomeness.
(a.) Causing awe; appalling; awful; because, an awesome sight.
- (a.) Expressive of awe or terror.
While I sympathized in concept, the very nature of Howie's capabilities were so awesome to me, I couldn't conceive the ramifications of broadening them.