A – Awesome

ASomeone mentioned to me the other day how they hate how often the word awesome is used. This made me think of how today’s society has hijacked this awe inspiring word and made it something much more ordinary. Nowadays, especially with youth, everything is “awesome.” This made me ponder how many other words do we over use so often that they become a shell of their former selves?

awe·some
ˈôsəm
adjective
extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.
“the awesome power of the atomic bomb”
synonyms: breathtaking, awe-inspiring, magnificent, wonderful, amazing, stunning, staggering, imposing, stirring, impressive.

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  1. Hi Kris,

    i am also doing A-Z challenge .
    I want say Hi to you..and you are right.
    We “abuse” this awesome..LOL.. word too often.

    Take care,,
    Angelzuz

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  2. Great, now I’ll never get the lyrics to “Everything is Awesome” out of my mind. haha. I remember in the 70s when “super” was overused.

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  3. Thanks Kris for giving us information of the word..

    The other day, someone kept on overusing the word, I wanted to screech and say enough already! S’truth, everything is really awe-some but but but ….

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