awe inspiring

awe inspiring

Creating, instilling, or demanding a sensation of reverence, admiration, and/or (potentially) fear. Her writing is absolutely awe inspiring; it stirs emotions in me I didn't think were possible. The destructive power of nature is truly awe inspiring.
See also: awe
References in classic literature ?
Tarzan spoke of the moon as HE, for all things large or awe inspiring are male to the ape folk.
The circles therefore were few and rapid, and when they were completed, the witch-doctor struck an attitude which was intended to be awe inspiring and waving the zebra's tail before him, drew an imaginary line between himself and Tarzan.
His stature and physique were, for an ape, awe inspiring.
He believed that he had reached an unalterable decision never again to meddle with the mighty, awe inspiring secrets of creation; but with returning health and balance he found himself viewing his recent triumph with feelings of renewed hope and anticipation.
In the back of my mind I could not get over the initial impression that the six kids, as beautiful as they were, as awe inspiring as they were, simply could not be possible.
Playfully evoking the films of Peter Greenaway through the obsessive cataloguing of details and the repetitive soundtrack, Burns adds his own signature style, complete with luscious optical effects and a digitized ghost that is awe inspiring in its simplicity.
While many Catholic symbols are formal and awe inspiring, the objects that swing from our car mirrors are humble and therefore comforting.