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fab·u·lous

 (făb′yə-ləs)
adj.
1. Extremely pleasing or successful: a fabulous vacation.
2. Barely credible; astonishing: the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner.
3.
a. Of the nature of a fable or myth; legendary.
b. Told of or celebrated in fables or legends.

[Middle English, mythical, from Old French fabuleux, from Latin fābulōsus, from fābula, fable; see fable.]

fab′u·lous·ly adv.
fab′u·lous·ness n.

fabulous

(ˈfæbjʊləs)
adj
1. almost unbelievable; astounding; legendary: fabulous wealth.
2. informal extremely good: a fabulous time at the party.
3. of, relating to, or based upon fable: a fabulous beast.
[C15: from Latin fābulōsus celebrated in fable, from fābula fable]
ˈfabulously adv
ˈfabulousness n

fab•u•lous

(ˈfæb yə ləs)

adj.
1. almost impossible to believe; incredible.
2. exceptionally good or unusual; superb.
3. told about or known through fables or myths; purely imaginary.
[1540–50; < Latin fābulōsus, derivative of fābul(a) fable]
fab′u•lous•ly, adv.
fab′u•lous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fabulous - extremely pleasing; "a fabulous vacation"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
2.fabulous - based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
3.fabulous - barely credible; "the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"

fabulous

adjective
1. (Informal) wonderful, excellent, brilliant, superb, spectacular, fantastic (informal), marvellous, sensational (informal), first-rate, brill (informal), magic (informal), out-of-this-world (informal) The scenery and weather were fabulous.
wonderful real, common, natural, ordinary, genuine, credible, commonplace
2. astounding, amazing, extraordinary, remarkable, incredible, astonishing, legendary, immense, unbelievable, breathtaking, phenomenal, inconceivable You'll be entered in our free draw to win this fabulous prize.
3. legendary, imaginary, mythical, fictitious, made-up, fantastic, invented, unreal, mythological, apocryphal The chimaera of myth is a fabulous beast made up of the parts of other animals.

fabulous

adjective
Translations
báječnýbájnýfantastický
fabelagtigvidunderligfabel-
loistava
nevjerojatan
mesés
stórkostleguruppdiktaîur, goîsögulegur
すばらしい
굉장히 좋은
fabelachtiglegendarisch
bájny
häftig
เยี่ยม
inanılmazsadece efsanelerde yaşayanşahane
tuyệt vời

fabulous

[ˈfæbjʊləs] ADJ
1. (= incredible) → increíble; (= wonderful) → fabuloso, estupendo
2. (liter) (= mythical) [beast, monster] → fabuloso, de fábula

fabulous

[ˈfæbjʊləs] adj
(= wonderful, fantastic) [food, holiday, prize] → formidable, sensationnel(le); [figure] → sensationnel(le)
The show was fabulous → Le spectacle était formidable.
to look fabulous → avoir l'air resplendissant
to feel fabulous → se sentir merveilleusement bien
(= extraordinary) [wealth] → fabuleux/euse; [success] → phénoménal(e)
(from fable) [beast] → fabuleux/euse

fabulous

adjsagenhaft (inf); (inf: = wonderful also) → toll (inf), → fabelhaft

fabulous

[ˈfæbjʊləs] adj (mythical) → favoloso/a (fam) (wonderful) → meraviglioso/a, fantastico/a

fable

(ˈfeibl) noun
1. a story (usually about animals) that teaches a lesson about human behaviour. Aesop's fables.
2. a legend or untrue story. fact or fable?
fabulous (ˈfӕbjuləs) adjective
1. wonderful. a fabulous idea.
2. existing (only) in a fable. The phoenix is a fabulous bird.
ˈfabulously adverb

fabulous

مُدْهِش fantastický fabelagtig fabelhaft θαυμάσιος fabuloso loistava fabuleux nevjerojatan favoloso すばらしい 굉장히 좋은 legendarisch fantastisk bajeczny fabuloso сказочный häftig เยี่ยม inanılmaz tuyệt vời 奇异的
References in classic literature ?
Modern psychology, it may be, will endeavor to reduce these alleged necromancies within a system, instead of rejecting them as altogether fabulous.
I could say nothing for a minute, though I felt, as I held his hand and our eyes continued to meet, that my silence had all the air of admitting his charge and that nothing in the whole world of reality was perhaps at that moment so fabulous as our actual relation.
Yet, owing to the long priority of his claims, and the profound ignorance which, till some seventy years back, invested the then fabulous and utterly unknown sperm-whale, and which ignorance to this present day still reigns in all but some few scientific retreats and whale-ports; this usurpation has been every way complete.
He was paid the fabulous sum of seventeen and a half cents an hour; and as it proved a rush day and he worked until nearly seven o'clock in the evening, he went home to the family with the tidings that he had earned more than a dollar and a half in a single day!
I can hardly regard her in the light of a rational creature, so obstinately has she persisted in forming a fabulous notion of my character and acting on the false impressions she cherished.
Samples of a people that had undergone a terrible grinding and regrinding in the mill, and certainly not in the fabulous mill which ground old people young, shivered at every corner, passed in and out at every doorway, looked from every window, fluttered in every vestige of a garment that the wind shook.
In addition to the dread that, having led up to so much mischief, it would be now more likely than ever to alienate Joe from me if he believed it, I had a further restraining dread that he would not believe it, but would assort it with the fabulous dogs and veal-cutlets as a monstrous invention.
1] A fabulous animal, reported by the Zulus to carry off human beings in a hole in its back.
Here haunted of yore the fabulous Dragon of Wantley; here were fought many of the most desperate battles during the Civil Wars of the Roses; and here also flourished in ancient times those bands of gallant outlaws, whose deeds have been rendered so popular in English song.
I have perused several books of travels with great delight in my younger days; but having since gone over most parts of the globe, and been able to contradict many fabulous accounts from my own observation, it has given me a great disgust against this part of reading, and some indignation to see the credulity of mankind so impudently abused.
To return to the course of the Nile: its waters, after the first rise, run to the eastward for about a musket-shot, then turning to the north, continue hidden in the grass and weeds for about a quarter of a league, and discover themselves for the first time among some rocks--a sight not to be enjoyed without some pleasure by those who have read the fabulous accounts of this stream delivered by the ancients, and the vain conjectures and reasonings which have been formed upon its original, the nature of its water, its cataracts, and its inundations, all which we are now entirely acquainted with and eye-witnesses of.
On hearing this, the Distressed Duenna made as though she would throw herself at Don Quixote's feet, and actually did fall before them and said, as she strove to embrace them, "Before these feet and legs I cast myself, O unconquered knight, as before, what they are, the foundations and pillars of knight-errantry; these feet I desire to kiss, for upon their steps hangs and depends the sole remedy for my misfortune, O valorous errant, whose veritable achievements leave behind and eclipse the fabulous ones of the Amadises, Esplandians, and Belianises