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mar·vel·ous

also mar·vel·lous  (mär′və-ləs)
adj.
1. Causing wonder or astonishment.
2. Of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate: has a marvelous collection of rare books.

mar′vel·ous·ly adv.
mar′vel·ous·ness n.

marvellous

(ˈmɑːvələs) or

marvelous

adj
1. causing great wonder, surprise, etc; extraordinary
2. improbable or incredible
3. excellent; splendid
ˈmarvellously, ˈmarvelously adv
ˈmarvellousness, ˈmarvelousness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.marvellous - extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "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; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
2.marvellous - being or having the character of a miraclemarvellous - being or having the character of a miracle
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
3.marvellous - too improbable to admit of beliefmarvellous - too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story"
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"

marvellous

adjective excellent, great (informal), mean (slang), topping (Brit. slang), wonderful, brilliant, bad (slang), cracking (Brit. informal), amazing, crucial (slang), extraordinary, remarkable, smashing (informal), superb, spectacular, fantastic (informal), magnificent, astonishing, fabulous (informal), divine (informal), glorious, terrific (informal), splendid, sensational (informal), mega (slang), sovereign, awesome (slang), breathtaking, phenomenal, astounding, singular, miraculous, colossal, super (informal), wicked (informal), def (slang), prodigious, wondrous (archaic or literary), brill (informal), stupendous, jaw-dropping, bodacious (slang, chiefly U.S.), boffo (slang), jim-dandy (slang), chillin' (U.S. slang), mRvLS (S.M.S.) He certainly is a marvellous actor.
bad, ordinary, terrible, awful, everyday, commonplace

marvelous

also marvellous
adjective
Translations
رائِع، عَجيبمُدْهِشٌمُدْهِش، رائِع
skvělýúchvatnýúžasný
fantastiskfortræffeliggodpragtfuldvidunderlig
ihmeellinen
čudesan
stórkostlegurundraverîur
すばらしい
놀라운
čudovit
fantastisk
ดีเยี่ยม
kỳ diệu

marvellous

marvelous (US) [ˈmɑːvələs] ADJmaravilloso, estupendo
marvellous!¡magnífico!
isn't it marvellous? (also iro) → ¡qué bien!

marvellous

[ˈmɑːrvələs] (British) marvelous (US) adjmerveilleux/euse
She's a marvellous cook → C'est une merveilleuse cuisinière.
The weather was marvellous
BUT Il a fait un temps superbe.
He looked marvellous
BUT Il avait une mine superbe.
a marvellous opportunity → une merveilleuse occasion, une occasion merveilleuse
a marvellous actor → un acteur merveilleux
to have a marvellous time → passer un moment merveilleux (or des moments merveilleux)
I've had a marvellous time! → J'ai passé un moment merveilleux!

marvellous

, (US) marvelous
adjwunderbar, fantastisch, phantastisch, fabelhaft; isn’t it marvellous?ist das nicht herrlich?; (iro)gut, nicht! (iro); they’ve done a marvellous jobdas haben sie hervorragend gemacht

marvellous

marvelous (Am) [ˈmɑːvləs] adjmeraviglioso/a

marvel

(ˈmaːvəl) noun
something or someone astonishing or wonderful. the marvels of the circus; She's a marvel at producing delicious meals.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈmarvelled , (American) ˈmarveled
(often with at) to feel astonishment or wonder (at). They marvelled at the fantastic sight.
ˈmarvellous adjective , (American) ˈmarvelous
1. wonderful. The Alps are a marvellous sight.
2. very good in some way; excellent. a marvellous idea.
ˈmarvellously adverb

marvellous

مُدْهِشٌ úžasný fantastisk wunderbar θαυμάσιος maravilloso ihmeellinen merveilleux čudesan meraviglioso すばらしい 놀라운 geweldig vidunderlig cudowny maravilhoso изумительный fantastisk ดีเยี่ยม harika kỳ diệu 绝妙的
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We shall only add, therefore, that the Puritan--so, at least, says chimney-corner tradition, which often preserves traits of character with marvellous fidelity--was bold, imperious, relentless, crafty; laying his purposes deep, and following them out with an inveteracy of pursuit that knew neither rest nor conscience; trampling on the weak, and, when essential to his ends, doing his utmost to beat down the strong.
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him.
The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvellous, considering that we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills, and that on no account can a monied man enter heaven.
If he can, then is it as marvellous a thing in him, as if a man were able simultaneously to go through the demonstrations of two distinct problems in Euclid.
Harper and vanquish her realism with Tom's marvellous dream.
Yet, when this cherished volume was now placed in my hand--when I turned over its leaves, and sought in its marvellous pictures the charm I had, till now, never failed to find--all was eerie and dreary; the giants were gaunt goblins, the pigmies malevolent and fearful imps, Gulliver a most desolate wanderer in most dread and dangerous regions.
If he had never been so happy as when the Doctor read that marvellous performance, the Dictionary, to him; he was now quite miserable unless the Doctor pulled it out of his pocket, and began.
Nay, reverend and brave Knight,'' answered Isaac, ``but in chief measure by a balsam of marvellous virtue.
It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us.
I am going to tell you my story and that of the hind I have with me, and if you find it more marvellous than that of the merchant whom you are about to kill, I hope that you will do away with a third part of his punishment?
No, indeed," replied the servant; "they all preserve a marvellous silence on the road, for not a sound is to be heard among them except the poor lady's sighs and sobs, which make us pity her; and we feel sure that wherever it is she is going, it is against her will, and as far as one can judge from her dress she is a nun or, what is more likely, about to become one; and perhaps it is because taking the vows is not of her own free will, that she is so unhappy as she seems to be.