Search Result for "fabulous":
1. extremely pleasing;
- Example: "a fabulous vacation"
[syn: fabulous, fab]
2. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity;
- Example: "mythical centaurs"
- Example: "the fabulous unicorn"
[syn: fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological]
3. barely credible;
- Example: "the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fabulous \Fab"u*lous\ (f[a^]b"[-u]*l[u^]s), a. [L. fabulosus; cf. F. fabuleux. See Fable.] 1. Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero. [1913 Webster] The fabulous birth of Minerva. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster] 2. Beyond belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. Exceptionally good; extremely pleasing. [informal] [PJC] Fabulous age, that period in the history of a nation of which the only accounts are myths and unverified legends; as, the fabulous age of Greece and Rome. -- Fab"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Fab"u*lous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
fabulous adj 1: extremely pleasing; "a fabulous vacation" [syn: fabulous, fab] 2: based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn" [syn: fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological] 3: barely credible; "the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
149 Moby Thesaurus words for "fabulous": a bit much, abandoned, ace, allegoric, amazing, appalling, astonishing, astounding, beguiling, bewildering, boundless, celebrated, concocted, conspicuous, cooked-up, cool, copacetic, egregious, enigmatic, enormous, exaggerated, exceptional, excessive, exorbitant, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fab, fabled, fabricated, fancied, fanciful, fancy, fantasied, fantastic, fascinating, fictional, fictitious, fictive, figmental, forged, formidable, gigantic, gluttonous, great, groovy, hatched, high, hot, howling, hyperbolic, hypertrophied, imaginary, immoderate, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incontinent, incredible, indescribable, ineffable, inordinate, intemperate, invented, keen, legendary, made-up, magic, make-believe, manufactured, marked, marvelous, miraculous, monstrous, mythic, mythical, mythicized, mythified, mythological, mythopoeic, mythopoetic, neat, nonactual, nonfactual, nonrealistic, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, of mark, out of bounds, out of sight, outlandish, outrageous, outstanding, overbig, overdeveloped, overgreat, overgrown, overlarge, overmuch, overweening, parabolic, passing strange, phenomenal, portentous, preposterous, prodigious, put-up, puzzling, rare, rattling, remarkable, romantic, romanticized, sensational, signal, smashing, steep, stiff, storied, strange, striking, stupefying, stupendous, super, superb, superior, terrific, thumping, thundering, too much, trumped-up, unbelievable, unbridled, uncommon, unconscionable, undue, unexampled, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unreal, unreasonable, unrestrained, unspeakable, whopping, wonderful, wondrous