from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inspiring awe: an awesome thunderstorm.
- adj. Expressing awe: stood in awesome silence before the ancient ruins.
- adj. Slang Remarkable; outstanding: "a totally awesome arcade game” ( Los Angeles Times).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Causing awe or terror; inspiring wonder or excitement.
- adj. Excellent, exciting, remarkable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Causing awe; appalling; awful.
- adj. Expressive of awe or terror.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inspiring awe; awful: as, an awesome sight.
- Evidencing or expressive of terror.
- Also spelled awsome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
For starters, please stop using the word "awesome".
But personally, I would reserve the word "awesome" for something we haven't seen before and video chatting is hardly new.
I also think it nails the true unconscious communication of the word "awesome": dread.
In the 1988 British Collins Pocket Reference English Dictionary, the word "awesome" has a single definition: "dread mingled with reverence".
The word "awesome," has become so trivialized these days.
I could have watched Dean fail to impress Ness with his "Untouchables" references and overuse of the word "awesome" for hours.
The word "awesome" is bandied about a lot these days.
I feel that the adjective "awesome" is usually overused, but in the case of Costa Rica's biodiversity, the real definition of the word is applicable.
So, an expression has crept into my usage in the past few weeks, where the word "awesome" is no longer adequate for me.
That was freakin 'awesome and I'm glad that I'm not the only one that feels that way about Axl. March 10, 2010 8: 41 AM
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