Definition of phenomenal in English:

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phenomenal

Pronunciation: /fəˈnɒmɪn(ə)l/

adjective

1Remarkable or exceptional, especially exceptionally good: the town expanded at a phenomenal rate
More example sentences
  • His scoring rate was phenomenal and he is definitely one of the jewels in Tipperary's crown.
  • When WFCAM is scanning the sky it will produce images at a phenomenal rate.
  • The mites breed at a phenomenal rate in soft furnishings such as pillows and mattresses.
Synonyms
exceptional, extraordinary, remarkable, outstanding, amazing, astonishing, astounding, stunning, staggering, marvellous, magnificent, wonderful, sensational, breathtaking, miraculous, singular;
incredible, unbelievable, inconceivable, unimaginable, uncommon, unheard of;
unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unusual, unusually good, too good to be true, superlative, prodigious, surpassing, rare
informal fantastic, fabulous, stupendous, out of this world, terrific, tremendous, brilliant, mind-boggling, mind-blowing, awesome, stellar, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
literary wondrous
2Perceptible by the senses or through immediate experience: the phenomenal world
More example sentences
  • Heidegger is not simply describing the phenomenal character of our experience of others.
  • Nietzsche rejected the Kantian distinction between a noumenal and phenomenal world.
  • Now one might wonder why the immediacy of visual perception and the phenomenal principle are in conflict.

Derivatives

phenomenalize

Pronunciation: /fəˈnɒmɪn(ə)lʌɪz/
(also phenomenalise) verb
sense 2.
Example sentences
  • It is an unreasoned assumption that every type of consciousness phenomenalises “self” in the same way.
  • The idea phenomenalises itself, and the science of nature is seen to be the science of God as a Determinate.

Words that rhyme with phenomenal

abdominal, nominal, pronominal

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Line breaks: phe¦nom|enal

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