Wondrousness

wondrous

[wuhn-druhs]
adjective
1.
wonderful; remarkable.
adverb
2.
Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably.

Origin:
1490–1500; metathetic variant of Middle English wonders (genitive of wonder) wonderful; cognate with German Wunders; spelling conformed to -ous

wondrously, adverb
wondrousness, noun
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wondrous (ˈwʌndrəs)
 
adj
1.  exciting wonder; marvellous
 
adv
2.  (intensifier): it is wondrous cold
 
'wondrously
 
adv
 
'wondrousness
 
n

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wondrous
c.1500, from M.E. wonders (adj.), c.1300, originally gen. of wonder (n.), with suffix altered by influence of marvelous, etc.
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