Awe

emotion comparable to wonder but less joyous, combining fear, reverence, and admiration

Awe is an emotion that is like wonder[1] but less joyous. It can be seen as a combination of surprise and fear.[2]

Awe can be seen as a reaction to a person or animal seeing something shocking, bad or beautiful.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Keltner, D.; Haidt, J. (2003). "Approaching awe, a moral, spiritual, and aesthetic emotion. Cognition and Emotion" (PDF) (17): 297–314. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. Plutchik, R. "The Nature of Emotions". American Scientist. Archived from the original on July 16, 2001. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  3. "Awe zw228". Dictionary. Reference.com.