marvelous

[mahr-vuh-luhs]
adjective
1.
superb; excellent; great: a marvelous show.
2.
such as to cause wonder, admiration, or astonishment; surprising; extraordinary.
3.
improbable or incredible: the marvelous events of Greek myth.
Also, especially British, marvellous.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English merve(il)lous < Middle French merveilleus. See marvel, -ous

marvelously, adverb
marvellousness, noun
supermarvelous, adjective
supermarvelously, adverb
supermarvelousness, noun
unmarvellous, adjective
unmarvellously, adverb
unmarvellousness, noun
unmarvelous, adjective
unmarvelously, adverb
unmarvelousness, noun


1. wonderful. 2. wondrous, amazing, miraculous. 3. unbelievable.


1. terrible. 2. commonplace.
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marvellous or marvelous (ˈmɑːvələs)
 
adj
1.  causing great wonder, surprise, etc; extraordinary
2.  improbable or incredible
3.  excellent; splendid
 
marvelous or marvelous
 
adj
 
'marvellously or marvelous
 
adv
 
'marvelously or marvelous
 
adv
 
'marvellousness or marvelous
 
n
 
'marvelousness or marvelous
 
n

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Word Origin & History

marvelous
c.1300, from O.Fr. merveillos, from merveille (see marvel). Weakened sense of "splendid, very nice" is from 1924.
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Example sentences
Marvelous city with lots of diversity and culture and great restaurants.
Both are strong yet almost weightless, a marvelous combination.
If you do that, it can be a marvelous experience all around.
What a marvelous summary of consumption and production trends across the past
  two centuries.
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