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3 definitions found
 for marvelous
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.
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     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.
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     The marvelous, that which exceeds natural power, or is
        preternatural; that which is wonderful; -- opposed to the
        probable.
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     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) :

  marvelous
      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: too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story" [syn:
         improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)]
      3: being or having the character of a miracle [syn: marvelous,
         marvellous, miraculous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "marvelous":
     agreeable, amazing, appalling, astonishing, astounding,
     awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, beguiling, bewildering,
     confounding, conspicuous, cool, dandy, divine, dreamy, egregious,
     enigmatic, enjoyable, exceptional, exquisite, extraordinary,
     fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, formidable, gilt-edged, glorious,
     golden, groovy, heavenly, hot, hunky-dory, immense,
     incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, indescribable,
     ineffable, keen, legendary, magnificent, marked, miraculous,
     mythical, neat, nifty, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, of mark,
     outlandish, outstanding, passing strange, peachy, phenomenal,
     pleasant, pleasurable, portentous, prodigious, puzzling, rare,
     remarkable, rewarding, ripping, satisfying, sensational, signal,
     spectacular, splendid, splendiferous, staggering, sterling,
     stinking, strange, striking, stunning, stupefying, stupendous,
     super, superb, supereminent, superexcellent, superfine, superior,
     supernatural, surprising, swell, terrific, tremendous, uncommon,
     unexampled, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unparalleled,
     unprecedented, unspeakable, wonderful, wondrous
  
  

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