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wonderful

[wuhn-der-fuh l] /ˈwʌn dər fəl/
adjective
1.
excellent; great; marvelous:
We all had a wonderful weekend.
2.
of a sort that causes or arouses wonder; amazing; astonishing:
The storm was wonderful to behold.
Origin of wonderful
1100
before 1100; Middle English; Old English wundorful (see wonder, -ful); cognate with German wundervoll
Related forms
wonderfully, adverb
wonderfulness, noun
unwonderful, adjective
unwonderfully, adverb
Synonyms
1. awesome, wondrous, miraculous, prodigious, astonishing, amazing, astounding, phenomenal, unique, curious, strange.
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  • He is wonderfully altered from when we saw him first in that office.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • And though the truth may be inconvenient, it's wonderfully sweet!

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • And not only that, but he is a wonderfully handsome young man, and so rich!

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • Well, he must have been wonderfully strong in his arms, to be sure.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Seriously, Belinda, is it my fancy, or is not Clarence wonderfully changed?

British Dictionary definitions for wonderfully

wonderful

/ˈwʌndəfʊl/
adjective
1.
exciting a feeling of wonder; marvellous or strange
2.
extremely fine; excellent
Derived Forms
wonderfully, adverb
wonderfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wonderfully

wonderful

adj.

late Old English wunderfull (see wonder). Related: Wonderfully.

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