awestruck awestruck  /ˈɑ ˌstrək/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He grew up on a farm in rural Norway, where he remembers being awestruck by the night sky.
  2. Upon arrival, he was awestruck by the monolith that rose from my living-room floor like the obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  3. And Winged Migration turned every moviegoer into an awestruck ornithologist.

News

  1. Watch Drake Take a Shot From His Grammy

    Filed under: Hip-Hop , Hip-Hop News After winning the Grammy for Best Rap Album this past February for "Take Care," Drake finally received the trophy recently. In the video trailer for his upcoming album, "Nothing Was The Same," the rapper is shown awestruck by the new hardware. He then immediately begins sipping from the trophy, pouring liquid from a Styrofoam cup into it and taking a shot. And ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Boombox

  2. The Visual Trick Behind James Turrell’s Latest LED Trip “Aten Reign”

    A master of perceptual manipulation, Turrell’s luminous installations are being exhibited simultaneously in three cities this summer. Aten Reign opens at the Guggenheim today. Is there anything we take for granted more than natural light? It’s all around us and yet mostly invisible. We’re usually awestruck when we do notice the light, which may be why there are so many Instagram photos of ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. "When I looked into this over the past month, I was awestruck with the history and the true passion of the fans compared with other sports I am involved with," Hicks said in an interview on Liverpool's website.
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Tom Hicks Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "They have never before played under the pressure of 100,000 passionate fans," Osasuna midfielder Javad Nekounam said of South Korea, who are chasing a spot at their seventh-successive finals. "It will be hell for them. They will be awestruck...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Javad Nekounam Source: ESPN

  3. "I was awestruck by this bright, shiny star that came across the sky with such energy, and I decided at that moment that I wanted to be part of the movement that was the whole world going in to space," Hickam said in a telephone interview on...
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Homer Hickam Source: Scientific American

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