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wondrous

[wuhn-druh s] /ˈwʌn drəs/
adjective
1.
wonderful; remarkable.
adverb
2.
Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably.
Origin of wondrous
1490-1500
1490-1500; metathetic variant of Middle English wonders (genitive of wonder) wonderful; cognate with German Wunders; spelling conformed to -ous
Related forms
wondrously, adverb
wondrousness, noun
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  • He is a wondrous large and strong man, with no ruth for man, woman, or beast.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Now, she spoke with some acerbity in her voice, which could at will be wondrous soft and low.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Though I felt a subtle and wondrous change, I could not trace or track the miracle.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • The next afternoon, Tiverton saw a strange and wondrous sight.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • The plan must be all right, and wondrous in its possibilities.

    Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh
British Dictionary definitions for wondrous

wondrous

/ˈwʌndrəs/
adjective
1.
exciting wonder; marvellous
adverb
2.
(intensifier): it is wondrous cold
Derived Forms
wondrously, adverb
wondrousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wondrous
adj.

c.1500, from Middle English wonders (adj.), c.1300, originally genitive of wonder (n.), with suffix altered by influence of marvelous, etc.

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