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Meaning of MARVELOUS

Pronunciation:  'mârvulus

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  1. [adj]  too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story"
  2. [adj]  being or having the character of a miracle
  3. [adj]  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 is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: extraordinary, fantastic, howling(a), improbable, incredible, marvellous, miraculous, rattling(a), supernatural, tall(a), terrific, tremendous, unbelievable, wonderful, wondrous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mar"vel*ous\, a. [OE. merveillous, OF. merveillos, F.
Merveilleux. See {Marvel}, n.] [Written also {marvellous}.]
1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

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

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

Syn: Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable;

Usage: {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

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