Definition of wondrous in English:

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wondrous

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌndrəs/

adjective

literary
Inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight; marvellous: this wondrous city
More example sentences
  • Most imagine a wondrous city or a verdant garden where human beings come face to face with God.
  • Spring is a wondrous time full of marvelous sights, sounds and smells.
  • Magic town is a wondrous land where all sorts of glorious and spellbinding things take place.

adverb

[as submodifier] archaic
Marvellously; wonderfully: she is grown wondrous pretty

Derivatives

wondrously

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌndrəsli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • When the first stage of this project was completed, (along a different route) strange stories began to be circulated by the media and alleged actual users, of how wondrously clean and sleek and efficient and punctual it was.
  • I do feel slightly guilty about it, but wondrously grateful.
  • The life of a single human being is so wondrously mysterious and so incredibly complicated; how infinitely more complicated is the network of relationships that go to make up a ‘democracy’.

wondrousness

Pronunciation: /ˈwʌndrəsnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • He was a celebrated figure in Oxford, having, I don't know, got numerous degrees and acclaim for his writing, intelligence, and general wondrousness.
  • Like, they can't find anyone else online to revel in the wondrousness that is them, so they start up a conversation with you, tell you their news, then head off?
  • The wondrousness of these poems derives not just from their ‘plot’ twists but from their language.

Origin

Late 15th century: alteration of obsolete wonders (adjective and adverb), genitive of wonder, on the pattern of marvellous.

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Line breaks: won|drous

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