Definition of marvellous in English:

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marvellous

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːv(ə)ləs/
(US marvelous)

adjective

1Causing great wonder; extraordinary: these marvellous technological toys are fun to play with
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
1.1Extremely good or pleasing; splendid: you have done a marvellous job
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
British informal brilliant, brill, bosting
North American informal neat, badass, bodacious, boss, radical, rad, peachy, boffo, bully, bitching, dandy, jim-dandy
US informal on fleek
Australian/New Zealand informal beaut, bonzer
informal, dated groovy, spanking, divine
British informal, dated capital, champion, wizard, corking, ripping, cracking, spiffing, top-hole, topping, beezer
North American informal, dated swell, keen
South African informal kif, lank
archaic goodly

Derivatives

marvellousness

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːv(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).

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Line breaks: mar¦vel|lous

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