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also mar·vel·lous  (mär′və-ləs)
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.


(ˈmɑr və ləs)

1. superbly fine: a marvelous show.
2. tending to arouse wonder, admiration, or astonishment.
3. preternatural.
Also, esp. Brit.,mar′vel•lous.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French]
mar′vel•ous•ly, adv.
mar′vel•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.marvelous - 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.marvelous - too improbable to admit of beliefmarvelous - 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"
3.marvelous - being or having the character of a miraclemarvelous - 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"


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You know, Tom, we would never have found the city of Pelone if it had not been for you and your marvelous powder.
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They are given to all kinds of marvelous beliefs; are subject to trances and visions, and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air.
The musical sense in each of the children was of the quickest, but the elder in especial had a marvelous knack of catching and repeating.
Had he not just gotten a job, and become a sharer in all this activity, a cog in this marvelous machine?
He attracted me by three things: his candid simplicity, his marvelous familiarity with ancient armor, and the restfulness of his company -- for he did all the talking.
Also, we were marvelous musical prodigies--if you will allow me to say it, it being only the truth.
She read it aloud, and the Cobbs thought it not only surpassingly beautiful, but a marvelous production
One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the tender solemn dawn-time and goes out and stands alone and throws one's head far back and looks up and up and watches the pale sky slowly changing and flushing and marvelous unknown things happening until the East almost makes one cry out and one's heart stands still at the strange unchanging majesty of the rising of the sun--which has been happening every morning for thousands and thousands and thousands of years.
And there, with the acrobats on one side of them and the Punch-and- Judy show on the other, they would hang out a big sign which read, "COME AND SEE THE MARVELOUS TWO-HEADED ANIMAL FROM THE JUNGLES OF AFRICA.
They were marvelous red roses that had blossomed in the morning, in the snow, giving a glimpse of life among the dead, for death was all around him.
It lay so hidden, and the way to it was so hard to find, that he himself could not have found it out had not a wise-woman given him a reel of thread which possessed a marvelous property: when he threw it before him it unwound itself and showed him the way.