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We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
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Etymology

awe + -some

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
awesome

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  2. (informal) Excellent, exciting, remarkable.
    That was awesome!, That's awesome!!
    Awesome, dude!

Usage notes

The oldest meaning of "awesome" is "something which inspires awe", but the word is also a common slang expression in English. As the original meaning of awesome has become somewhat antiquated in general use, the term awe-inspiring is now generally used for the same meaning.

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