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MARVELLOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does marvellous mean? 

MARVELLOUS (adjective)
  The adjective MARVELLOUS has 3 senses:

1. extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers
2. being or having the character of a miracle
3. too improbable to admit of belief

  Familiarity information: MARVELLOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MARVELLOUS (adjective)


Sense 1marvellous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers

Synonyms:

wonderful; rattling; marvelous; marvellous; howling; wondrous; terrific; tremendous; fantastic; grand

Context examples:

a fantastic trip to the Orient / the film was fantastic! / a howling success / a marvelous collection of rare books / had a rattling conversation about politics / a tremendous achievement

Similar:

extraordinary (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable)


Sense 2marvellous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being or having the character of a miracle

Synonyms:

miraculous; marvellous; marvelous

Similar:

supernatural (not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material)


Sense 3marvellous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Too improbable to admit of belief

Synonyms:

marvelous; improbable; marvellous; tall

Context example:

a tall story

Similar:

incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)


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