- 望而生畏 [wàng ér shēng wèi]
- be terrified (awed) by the sight of sb. or sth.; awe-inspiring; be daunted at the sight of; inspire awe even from distance; stand in awe:
awe-inspiring; forbidding 令人望而生畏
Often she fled from the wild beasts, forgetting that she was now a wild beast herself; and, bear as she was, was afraid of the bears.
The king's mother was formidable old lady.