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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fabulous mean? 

FABULOUS (adjective)
  The adjective FABULOUS has 3 senses:

1. extremely pleasing
2. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
3. barely credible

  Familiarity information: FABULOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FABULOUS (adjective)

Sense 1fabulous [BACK TO TOP]


Extremely pleasing


fab; fabulous

Context example:

a fabulous vacation


pleasing (giving pleasure and satisfaction)

Sense 2fabulous [BACK TO TOP]


Based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity


mythical; mythologic; mythological; fabulous; mythic

Context examples:

mythical centaurs / the fabulous unicorn


unreal (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria)

Sense 3fabulous [BACK TO TOP]


Barely credible

Context example:

the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner


incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)

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