- excellent; great; marvelous: We all had a wonderful weekend.
- of a sort that causes or arouses wonder; amazing; astonishing: The storm was wonderful to behold.
Origin of wonderful
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1. awesome, wondrous, miraculous, prodigious, astonishing, amazing, astounding, phenomenal, unique, curious, strange.
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Examples from the Web for wonderful
The interval between possession and hell was short,” he says, “though I admit it was wonderful.Owning Up to Possession’s Downside
December 14, 2014
He once remarked to me that “Henry Fonda turns in the same performance year after year and the critics always call it wonderful.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The only Lena I know of is Lena Horne, a wonderful performer, who is not involved in any flaps, and who is also dead.Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham
P. J. O’Rourke
December 13, 2014
The Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy (Jeffrey Tambor) mentions aren't just wonderful.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
“My grandmother was horrified, she really wanted me to lead a wonderful life,” Vreeland says now.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
December 3, 2014
Wonderful are the accounts he brings of that far-off world, where his spirit wanders.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
They fought each other for the possession of this wonderful land.
He had bought the wonderful beasts, greatly envied by all his neighbors.
So far, the story of ancient man has been the record of a wonderful achievement.
But how wonderful and quick my touch has got, and how kind is heaven there, sir!
- exciting a feeling of wonder; marvellous or strange
- extremely fine; excellent
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Word Origin and History for wonderful
late Old English wunderfull (see wonder). Related: Wonderfully.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper