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 Dictionary entry overview: What does marvelous mean? 

MARVELOUS (adjective)
  The adjective MARVELOUS has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MARVELOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

MARVELOUS (adjective)

Sense 1marvelous [BACK TO TOP]


Extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers


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


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

Sense 2marvelous [BACK TO TOP]


Too improbable to admit of belief


marvelous; improbable; marvellous; tall

Context example:

a tall story


incredible; unbelievable (beyond belief or understanding)

Sense 3marvelous [BACK TO TOP]


Being or having the character of a miracle


miraculous; marvellous; marvelous


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

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