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wondrous

[wuhn-druh s] /ˈwʌn drəs/
adjective
1.
wonderful; remarkable.
adverb
2.
Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably.
Origin of wondrous
1490-1500
1490-1500; metathetic variant of Middle English wonders (genitive of wonder) wonderful; cognate with German Wunders; spelling conformed to -ous
Related forms
wondrously, adverb
wondrousness, noun
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  • Thou art too fair, thou art too wondrous fair For me to break the spell.

    Virginia, A Tragedy Marion Forster Gilmore
  • He is a wondrous large and strong man, with no ruth for man, woman, or beast.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It was a wondrous piece of work and the likeness of Apleon was an extraordinary one.

    The Mark of the Beast Sidney Watson
  • The next afternoon, Tiverton saw a strange and wondrous sight.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • His golden zodiac, no longer tarnished and dull, ran with sun flames; the wondrous rose was a racing, lambent miracle.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
British Dictionary definitions for wondrous

wondrous

/ˈwʌndrəs/
adjective
1.
exciting wonder; marvellous
adverb
2.
(intensifier): it is wondrous cold
Derived Forms
wondrously, adverb
wondrousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wondrous
adj.

c.1500, from Middle English wonders (adj.), c.1300, originally genitive of wonder (n.), with suffix altered by influence of marvelous, etc.

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