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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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  • His eighty-five years did not tame him at all, did not blunt his conception of the "fearfulness and wonderfulness of life."

    Fresh Fields John Burroughs
  • No words can describe your wonderfulness, so I send you my heart instead.

    Bird of Paradise Ada Leverson
  • He was looking at her with those shy, worshipping eyes of his that always made her marvel at her own wonderfulness.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • But it was Audrey who most deeply had the sense of the wonderfulness of the thing.

    The Lion's Share E. Arnold Bennett
  • I do not know enough about the wonderfulness of undiscovered things to be able to explain how this had happened to him.

    The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The drive across the wonderfulness of the moor was a soothing thing.

    The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Can it be denied that this man is all the better citizen for his ability to appreciate the wonderfulness of a sunrise?

    The Reconstructed School Francis B. Pearson
  • Americans are a great people, but disagree with their wonderfulness.

    The House of the Misty Star Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
  • She talked about the wonderfulness of his love, such as she never could have believed, and never could deserve.

    Aurora the Magnificent Gertrude Hall
  • The wonderfulness of him was the surrounding atmosphere she had felt as a little child.

    Robin Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for wonderfulness


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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Word Origin and History for wonderfulness



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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