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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
References in classic literature ?
As we are now entering upon a book in which the course of our history will oblige us to relate some matters of a more strange and surprizing kind than any which have hitherto occurred, it may not be amiss, in the prolegomenous or introductory chapter, to say something of that species of writing which is called the marvellous.
To say the truth, if the historian will confine himself to what really happened, and utterly reject any circumstance, which, though never so well attested, he must be well assured is false, he will sometimes fall into the marvellous, but never into the incredible.
Until over calm longing seas the bark glideth, the golden marvel, around the gold of which all good, bad, and marvellous things frisk:--
Also many large and small animals, and everything that hath light marvellous feet, so that it can run on violet-blue paths,--
Marvellous weather and the view's marvellous--views westward to the high ground.
I am practically industrious-- painstaking, a workman to execute with perseverance and labour-- but besides this there is a love for the marvellous, a belief in the marvellous, intertwined in all my projects, which hurries me out of the common pathways of men, even to the wild sea and unvisited regions I am about to explore.
No rays from the holy heaven come down On the long night-time of that town; But light from out the lurid sea Streams up the turrets silently - Gleams up the pinnacles far and free - Up domes - up spires - up kingly halls - Up fanes - up Babylon-like walls - Up shadowy long-forgotten bowers Of scultured ivy and stone flowers - Up many and many a marvellous shrine Whose wreathed friezes intertwine The viol, the violet, and the vine.
For it is thus that people have been in the habit of proceeding with the marvellous churches of the Middle Ages for the last two hundred years.
These qualities, it is true, are those pre-eminently of the "Works and Days": the literary values of the "Theogony" are of a more technical character, skill in ordering and disposing long lists of names, sure judgment in seasoning a monotonous subject with marvellous incidents or episodes, and no mean imagination in depicting the awful, as is shown in the description of Tartarus (ll.
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?
Thus much being said, attend now, I pray you, to that marvellous and --in this particular instance --almost fatal operation whereby the Sperm Whale's great Heidelburgh Tun is tapped.
In his Reversals of the Situation, however, he shows a marvellous skill in the effort to hit the popular taste,--to produce a tragic effect that satisfies the moral sense.