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FABULOUS

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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]

Meaning:

Extremely pleasing

Synonyms:

fab; fabulous

Context example:

a fabulous vacation

Similar:

pleasing (giving pleasure and satisfaction)


Sense 2fabulous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

mythical; mythologic; mythological; fabulous; mythic

Context examples:

mythical centaurs / the fabulous unicorn

Similar:

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


Sense 3fabulous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Barely credible

Context example:

the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner

Similar:

incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)


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