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Awe vs. Abash

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Awenoun

A feeling of fear and reverence.

Abashverb

(transitive) To make ashamed; to embarrass; to destroy the self-possession of, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to disconcert; to discomfit.

Awenoun

A feeling of amazement.

Abashverb

To lose self-possession; to become ashamed.

Awenoun

(archaic) Power to inspire awe.

Abashverb

To destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.

‘Abashed, the devil stood,And felt how awful goodness is.’; ‘He was a man whom no check could abash.’; ‘Satan stoodAwhile as mute, confounded what to say.’;

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Aweverb

(transitive) To inspire fear and reverence in.

Abashverb

cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious

Aweverb

(transitive) To control by inspiring dread.

Awenoun

Dread; great fear mingled with respect.

‘His frown was full of terror, and his voiceShook the delinquent with such fits of awe.’;

Awenoun

The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.

‘There is an awe in mortals' joy,A deep mysterious fear.’; ‘To tame the pride of that power which held the Continent in awe.’; ‘The solitude of the desert, or the loftiness of the mountain, may fill the mind with awe - the sense of our own littleness in some greater presence or power.’;

Aweverb

To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.

‘That same eye whose bend doth awe the world.’; ‘His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the bystanders.’;

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Awenoun

an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration;

‘he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe’;

Awenoun

a profound emotion inspired by a deity;

‘the fear of God’;

Aweverb

inspire awe in;

‘The famous professor awed the undergraduates’;

Awe

Awe is an emotion comparable to wonder but less joyous. On Robert Plutchik's wheel of emotions awe is modeled as a combination of surprise and fear.

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