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Wow vs. Awesome — What's the Difference?

Wow vs. Awesome — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Wow and Awesome

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Wow

Expressing astonishment or admiration
‘Wow!’ he cried enthusiastically
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Awesome

Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring awe
The awesome power of the atomic bomb
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Wow

A sensational success
Your play's a wow
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Awesome

Inspiring awe
An awesome thunderstorm.
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Wow

Slow pitch fluctuation in sound reproduction, perceptible in long notes.
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Awesome

Expressing awe
Stood in awesome silence before the ancient ruins.
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Wow

Impress and excite (someone) greatly
They wowed audiences on their recent British tour
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Awesome

(Slang) Remarkable; outstanding
"a totally awesome arcade game" (Los Angeles Times).
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Wow

Used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure.
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Awesome

(dated) Causing awe or terror; inspiring wonder or excitement.
The waterfall in the middle of the rainforest was an awesome sight.
The tsunami was awesome in its destructive power.
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Wow

An outstanding success.
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Awesome

(colloquial) Excellent, exciting, remarkable.
That was awesome!
Awesome, dude!
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Wow

Slow variation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
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Awesome

(slang) nodot=a: the quality, state, or essence of being awesome.
Pure awesome
Made of awesome
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Wow

To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on
A performance that wowed the audience.
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Awesome

Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight.
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Wow

An indication of excitement, surprise, astonishment, or pleasure.
Wow, I sure was surprised!
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Awesome

Expressive of awe or terror.
An awesome glance up at the auld castle.
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Wow

An expression of amazement, awe, or admiration.
Wow! How do they do that?
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Awesome

Inspiring awe or admiration or wonder;
New York is an amazing city
The Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight
The awesome complexity of the universe
This sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath
Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent
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Wow

Used sarcastically to express disapproval of something.
Wow… good job using all of our supplies on the first day.
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Wow

To amaze or awe.
He really wowed the audience.
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Wow

(informal) Anything exceptionally surprising, unbelievable, outstanding, etc.
He did? That's a wow!
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Wow

(audio) A relatively slow form of flutter (pitch variation) which can affect both gramophone records and tape recorders.
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Wow

A joke that seems extremely funny
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Wow

Impress greatly;
The speaker wowed the audience
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