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4 definitions found
 for marvellous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  marvellous \marvellous\ adj.
     Marvelous.
  
     Syn: improbable, marvelous, tall(prenominal).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marvelous \Mar"vel*ous\, a. [OE. merveillous, OF. merveillos, F.
     Merveilleux. See Marvel, n.] [Written also marvellous.]
     1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our
              eyes.                                 --Ps. cxiii.
                                                    23.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural
        power; incredible; so improbable as to defy belief.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
              The marvelous fable includes whatever is
              supernatural, and especially the machines of the
              gods.                                 --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     The marvelous, that which exceeds natural power, or is
        preternatural; that which is wonderful; -- opposed to the
        probable.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable;
          incredible.
  
     Usage: Marvelous, Wonderful. We speak of a thing as
            wonderful when it awakens our surprise and admiration;
            as marvelous when it is so much out of the ordinary
            course of things as to seem nearly or quite
            incredible.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  marvellous
      adj 1: 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" [syn:
             fantastic, grand, howling(a), marvelous,
             marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous,
             wonderful, wondrous]
      2: being or having the character of a miracle [syn: marvelous,
         marvellous, miraculous]
      3: too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story" [syn:
         improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "marvellous":
     amazing, astonishing, astounding, breathtaking, crazy, excellent,
     extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, glorious, great, groovy,
     incredible, marvy, mind-boggling, miraculous, phenomenal,
     remarkable, sensational, smashing, spectacular, splendid, super,
     superb, surprising, terrific, unbelievable, unparalleled, wild,
     wonderful
  
  

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