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[wuhn-druh s] /ˈwʌn drəs/
wonderful; remarkable.
Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably.
Origin of wondrous
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 Unabridged
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  • Even small creatures can be objects of awe in this wild and wondrous domain.
British Dictionary definitions for wondrous


exciting wonder; marvellous
(intensifier): it is wondrous cold
Derived Forms
wondrously, adverb
wondrousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wondrous

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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