[syn: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Spectacular \Spec*tac"u*lar\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to a shows; of the nature of a show.
"Spectacular sports." --G. Hickes.
2. Adapted to excite wonder and admiration by a display of
pomp or of scenic effects; as, a spectacular celebration
of some event; a spectacular play.
3. Pertaining to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a
dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular
display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play";
"his striking good looks always created a sensation"
[syn: dramatic, spectacular, striking]
2: characteristic of spectacles or drama; "spectacular dives
from the cliff"
3: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an
outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti
semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own
freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the
book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a
striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros
in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and
child" [syn: outstanding, prominent, salient,
n 1: a lavishly produced performance; "they put on a Christmas
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
74 Moby Thesaurus words for "spectacular":
actor-proof, all-star, amazing, astonishing, astounding, ballet,
balletic, blatant, brazen, brazenfaced, breathtaking, cinematic,
cinematographic, colorful, confounding, crude, dramatic,
dramatical, eye-opening, film, filmic, flagrant, flaring,
flaunting, garish, gaudy, glaring, gorgeous, ham, hammy,
histrionic, legitimate, loud, lurid, melodramatic, meretricious,
milked, mind-boggling, miraculous, monodramatic, movie, obtrusive,
operatic, overacted, overplayed, overwhelming, prodigious, scenic,
screaming, sensational, shameless, stagelike, stageworthy,
staggering, stagy, starstruck, startling, stellar, striking,
stunning, stupendous, surprising, tawdry, theaterlike, theatrical,
thespian, thrilling, thrown away, underacted, underplayed,
vaudevillian, vulgar, wonderful, wondrous