Overawed
Overawe O`ver*awe", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overawing}.] To awe exceedingly; to intimidate or subjugate or restrain by awe or great fear. [1913 Webster]

The king was present in person to overlook the magistrates, and overawe these subjects with the terror of his sword. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • overawed — UK [ˌəʊvərˈɔːd] / US [ˌoʊvərˈɔd] adjective feeling slightly afraid of something that is extremely impressive or powerful Derived word: overawe verb transitive Word forms overawe : present tense I/you/we/they overawe he/she/it overawes present… …   English dictionary

  • overawed — o|ver|awed [ ,ouvər ɔd ] adjective feeling slightly afraid of something that is extremely impressive or powerful ╾ o|ver|awe verb transitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overawed — o·ver awe || ‚əʊvÉ™(r) ɔː v. terrify; frighten into submission …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overawed — adj intimidated, daunted, cowed, dismayed, abashed, disconcerted, disheartened, discouraged, unnerved, unmanned; restrained, subdued, submissive, docile, cowering, cringing; fearful, frightened, timid, timorous, apprehensive; taken aback,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • overawed — [ˌəʊvərˈɔːd] adj feeling slightly afraid of something that is extremely impressive or powerful …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • overawed — adjective overcome by a feeling of awe • Similar to: ↑awed, ↑awestruck, ↑awestricken …   Useful english dictionary

  • be overawed — index fear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overawe — [[t]o͟ʊvərɔ͟ː[/t]] overawes, overawing, overawed VERB: usu passive If you are overawed by something or someone, you are very impressed by them and a little afraid of them. [be V ed] Don t be overawed by people in authority, however important they …   English dictionary

  • America — • Consists of three main divisions: North America, Central America, and South America Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. America     America      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • overawe — o|ver|awe [ˌəuvərˈo: US ˌouvərˈo:] v [T usually passive] to make someone feel respect or fear, so that they are nervous or unable to say or do anything ▪ He was totally overawed by his father. >overawed adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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