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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. too improbable to admit of belief;
- Example: "a tall story"
[syn: improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)]

3. being or having the character of a miracle;
[syn: marvelous, marvellous, miraculous]


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):

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]
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