Definition of marvelous in English:

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marvelous

Pronunciation: /ˈmärv(ə)ləs/
(British marvellous)

adjective

1Causing great wonder; extraordinary: marvelous technological toys
More example sentences
  • You do though, after a while, start to wonder exactly where this marvellous country is.
  • When an article gets visits in the hundreds, I wonder what marvelous prose has excited so many readers.
  • The marvelous wonder that is your mind never ceases to amaze me.
Synonyms
amazing, astounding, astonishing, awesome, breathtaking, sensational, remarkable, spectacular, stupendous, staggering, stunning;
phenomenal, prodigious, miraculous, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable
literary wondrous
1.1Extremely good or pleasing; splendid: you have done a marvelous job it’s marvelous to see you
More example sentences
  • David said the volunteers had done a marvellous job and he was pleased to give them a boost when their energy levels ran low.
  • Now we have a swimming pool, a marvellous garden and a splendid folly.
  • So the crews, I think, did a marvelous job in coordination with the flight attendants.
Synonyms
excellent, splendid, wonderful, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, too good to be true
informal super, great, amazing, fantastic, terrific, tremendous, sensational, heavenly, divine, gorgeous, grand, fabulous, fab, marvy, awesome, to die for, magic, ace, killer, wicked, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, far out, out of this world
smashing, brilliant, boss
informal,, dated swell, dreamy

Derivatives

marvelousness

Pronunciation: /ˈmärv(ə)ləsnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • It features what he calls his ‘illusions,’ sleights-of-eye-and-mind that stagger around the lines between post-modernism, nostalgia, film references, and sheer aesthetic marvelousness.
  • Nobody said anything of absolute total marvellousness and profundity, but we were all ourselves at our best, and we had a thoroughly good time.
  • He was invoking the marvelousness of uncoordinated knowledge as a counterpoint to the socialists of his day who argued for the superiority of centralized, state-run, top-down coordination.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French merveillus, from merveille (see marvel).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mar·vel·ous

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