Definition of miraculous in English:


Syllabification: mi·rac·u·lous
Pronunciation: /məˈrakyələs


1Occurring through divine or supernatural intervention, or manifesting such power: a miraculous cure
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  • Martyrs' bodily remains were sites of the divine on earth, possessed of miraculous and saving power.
  • Their cosmic selves and miraculous powers co-exist with these humble identities.
  • It turns out this gentle giant has miraculous healing powers which some of them get a chance to benefit from.
supernatural, preternatural, inexplicable, unaccountable, magical
1.1Highly improbable and extraordinary and bringing very welcome consequences: I felt amazed and grateful for our miraculous escape
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  • An Ardglass woman has had a miraculous escape after she was viciously attacked by a crazed seal.
  • A York driver has told of his miraculous escape following a collision with a combine harvester on a narrow country road.
  • Each miraculous medical advance brings with it a host of unanswered questions that cut to the heart of what it means to be human.
informal mind-boggling, mind-blowing, out of this world


late Middle English: from French miraculeux or medieval Latin miraculosus, from Latin miraculum (see miracle).



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  • He saw comrades cut down around him and endured innumerable sufferings in the trenches but miraculously survived.
  • Iraqi oil is miraculously cheap to pump out of the ground, costing about a dollar a barrel.
  • My sense of gratitude to God, of being miraculously restored to life is still fresh.


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  • But contradiction is no doubt an inseparable part of the human condition, and that suffices as a source of miraculousness.
  • Were we suddenly able to fly at will or read minds or travel back in time - ah, how we would marvel at the miraculousness of it all!
  • The two stopped for a minute to reflect upon the miraculousness of the whole situation.

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