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Remarkable or extraordinary; wonderful.
adv. Archaic
To a wonderful or remarkable extent.

won′drous·ly adv.
won′drous·ness n.


exciting wonder; marvellous
(intensifier): it is wondrous cold.
ˈwondrously adv
ˈwondrousness n


(ˈwʌn drəs)

1. wonderful; remarkable.
2. Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably.
[1490–1500; metathetic variant of Middle English wonders (genitive of wonder) wonderful; sp. conformed to -ous]
won′drous•ly, adv.
won′drous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wondrous - 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"
Adv.1.wondrous - (used as an intensifier) extremely wellwondrous - (used as an intensifier) extremely well; "her voice is superbly disciplined"; "the colors changed wondrously slowly"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"


adjective (Literary) wonderful, strange, amazing, extraordinary, fantastic, incredible, marvellous, awesome, miraculous, awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping a wondrous vast land of lakes and forests


عَجيب، مُدْهِش، رائِع
furîulegur, stórkostlegur


[ˈwʌndrəs] (liter)
A. ADJmaravilloso
B. ADV (archaic) = wondrously


(old, liter)
adjwunderbar; ways alsowundersam
adv wise, fairwunderbar


(ˈwandə) noun
1. the state of mind produced by something unexpected or extraordinary. He was full of wonder at the amazing sight.
2. something strange, unexpected or extraordinary. the Seven Wonders of the World; You work late so often that it's a wonder you don't take a bed to the office!
3. the quality of being strange or unexpected. The wonder of the discovery is that it was only made ten years ago.
1. to be surprised. Caroline is very fond of John – I shouldn't wonder if she married him.
2. to feel curiosity or doubt. Have you ever wondered about his reasons for wanting this money?
3. to feel a desire to know. I wonder what the news is.
ˈwonderful adjective
arousing wonder; extraordinary, especially in excellence. a wonderful opportunity; a wonderful present; She's a wonderful person.
ˈwonderfully adverb
ˈwonderingly adverb
with great curiosity and amazement. The children gazed wonderingly at the puppets.
ˈwonderland (-lӕnd) noun
a land or place full of wonderful things.
ˈwondrous (ˈwandrəs) adjective
no wonder
it isn't surprising. No wonder you couldn't open the door – it was locked!
References in classic literature ?
No silken madam, by your leave, Though wondrous, wondrous she be, Can lure this heart--upon my sleeve-- From little pink-print Hebe.
One voyager in Purchas calls them the wondrous whiskers inside of the whale's mouth; another, hogs' bristles; a third old gentleman in Hackluyt uses the following elegant language: There are about two hundred and fifty fins growing on each side of his upper chop, which arch over his tongue on each side of his mouth.
There was a King of Liang* -- a king of wondrous might -- Who kept an open palace, where music charmed the night --
For a strange wondrous tone was heard in the narrow streets of a large town.
The bell has a tone that is wondrous sweet; let us stroll thither, and examine the matter nearer.
Also, he was anxious to return to the cabin and continue his investigations of its wondrous contents.
Night's heart is full of pity for us: she cannot ease our aching; she takes our hand in hers, and the little world grows very small and very far away beneath us, and, borne on her dark wings, we pass for a moment into a mightier Presence than her own, and in the wondrous light of that great Presence, all human life lies like a book before us, and we know that Pain and Sorrow are but the angels of God.
They had come thither, not as friends nor partners in the enterprise, but each, save one youthful pair, impelled by his own selfish and solitary longing for this wondrous gem.
Holy Hekkador of the Holy Therns," the jeddak was saying, "shower thy blessings upon Dotar Sojat, the valorous stranger from distant Hastor, whose wondrous heroism and marvelous ferocity saved the day for Kaol yesterday.
Did he not have enough to think about to keep the gardens so that his royal master and mistress might find pleasure in the shaded walks, the well-kept sward, and the gorgeous beds of foliage plants and blooming flowers which he set with such wondrous precision in the formal garden?
Clerval eagerly desired to accept this invitation, and I, although I abhorred society, wished to view again mountains and streams and all the wondrous works with which Nature adorns her chosen dwelling-places.
Look now at the wondrous traditional story of how this island was settled by the red-men.