13 awesome synonyms for awesome used by awesome authors

Awesome. Really awesome. Super awesome. Are you running out of synonyms for awesome? Here are 13 awesome synonyms for the ubiquitous adjective as used in classic works of literature by famous authors.

1. Exceptional

I thought him a trifle excited, which surprised me, for he had a reputation for exceptional coolness, even in moments of sudden and imminent peril.
Ambrose Bierce, Can Such Things Be?

2. Magnificent

When the morning dawned, the Cock, as usual, crowed very loudly several times. A Fox heard the sound, and wishing to make a breakfast on him, came and stood under the branches, saying how earnestly he desired to make the acquaintance of the owner of so magnificent a voice.
Aesop, Fables

3. Astonishing

We walked with a regular step, which rang upon the ground with astonishing intensity; the slightest noise was transmitted with a quickness to which the ear is unaccustomed on the earth; indeed, water is a better conductor of sound than air, in the ratio of four to one.

4. Formidable

Today it was Horta, the boar, which came down toward the watcher in the old tree—Horta, the boar, whose formidable tusks and diabolical temper preserved him from all but the most ferocious or most famished of the largest carnivora.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jungle Tales of Tarzan

5. Majestic

The church of Notre-Dame de Paris is still no doubt, a majestic and sublime edifice.

6. Stupefying

It was stupefying, brutalizing work; it left her no time to think, no strength for anything.
Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

7. Redoubtable

Yet he was capable of knowing beyond all peradventure of a doubt that three bones are more than two bones, and that ten dogs compose a more redoubtable host than do two dogs.

8. Extraordinary

You ARE the most extraordinary child!
Eleanor Porter, Pollyanna

9. Outstanding

His tangled beard, grizzled hair, and outstanding, drooping eyebrows combined to give an air of dignity and power to his appearance, but his face was of an ashen white, while his lips and the corners of his nostrils were tinged with a shade of blue.

10. Preeminent

It may often happen on the stage, that an actor, by possessing in a preeminent degree the external qualities necessary to give effect to comedy, may be deprived of the right to aspire to tragic excellence; and in painting or literary composition, an artist or poet may be master exclusively of modes of thought, and powers of expression, which confine him to a single course of subjects.
Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

11. Singular

He was a boy of singular talent and fancy.
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

12. Awe-inspiring

Children, old men, old women, young ones with infants in their arms, flocked to doors and windows to see this awe-inspiring spectacle.
Kate Chopin, Beyond the Bayou

13. Remarkable

It is remarkable that these two men, so very different as I describe them, were the only two exempted from pardon by the king's proclamation.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Grandfather's Chair
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