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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers;
- Example: "a fantastic trip to the Orient"
- Example: "the film was fantastic!"
- Example: "a howling success"
- Example: "a marvelous collection of rare books"
- Example: "had a rattling conversation about politics"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "a tall story"
[syn: improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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