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[wuhn-der-fuh l] /ˈwʌn dər fəl/
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
before 1100; Middle English; Old English wundorful (see wonder, -ful); cognate with German wundervoll
Related forms
wonderfully, adverb
wonderfulness, noun
unwonderful, adjective
unwonderfully, adverb
1. awesome, wondrous, miraculous, prodigious, astonishing, amazing, astounding, phenomenal, unique, curious, strange. Unabridged
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  • She did sing, wonderfully; that is, her voice was perfectly divine.

    The Lady of the Aroostook William Dean Howells
  • A law has been framed by which all things are beautifully and wonderfully balanced.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • They were wonderfully beautiful and impressive, and the idea they represented seemed to Evelyn extraordinary, simple and true.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • It seems to me I have a wonderfully rosy future ahead of me!

    The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
  • There is nothing grotesque in this picture, but it is all perfectly life-like and wonderfully sketched in.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
British Dictionary definitions for wonderfully


exciting a feeling of wonder; marvellous or strange
extremely fine; excellent
Derived Forms
wonderfully, adverb
wonderfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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late Old English wunderfull (see wonder). Related: Wonderfully.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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