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marvelous
WordNet 2.0
  • too improbable to admit of belief
  • "a tall story"
  • being or having the character of a miracle
  • extraordinarily good
  • used especially as intensifiers
  • "a fantastic trip to the Orient"
  • "the film was fantastic!"
  • "a howling success"
  • "a marvelous collection of rare books"
  • "had a rattling conversation about politics"
  • "a tremendous achievement"
marvelous
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

    "This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes." -- Ps. cxiii. 23.

    2. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.

    "The marvelous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods." -- Pope.

    The marvelous
    that which exceeds natural power, or is preternatural; that which is wonderful; -- opposed to the probable.

    Syn. -- Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable; incredible. -- Marvelous, Wonderful. We speak of a thing as wonderful when it awakens our surprise and admiration; as marvelous when it is so much out of the ordinary course of things as to seem nearly or quite incredible.

 

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