fabulous

[ fab-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈfæb yə ləs /

adjective

almost impossible to believe; incredible.
Informal. exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb: a fabulous bargain; a fabulous new house.
told about in fables; purely imaginary: the fabulous exploits of Hercules.
known about only through myths or legends.

Nearby words

  1. fabry,
  2. fabry's disease,
  3. fabular,
  4. fabulate,
  5. fabulist,
  6. fabulously,
  7. fac.,
  8. facade,
  9. facadism,
  10. faccp

Origin of fabulous

1540–50; < Latin fābulōsus, equivalent to fābul(a) fable + -ōsus -ous

Related formsfab·u·lous·ly, adverbfab·u·lous·ness, nounun·fab·u·lous, adjectiveun·fab·u·lous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for fabulously

fabulous

/ (ˈfæbjʊləs) /

adjective

almost unbelievable; astounding; legendaryfabulous wealth
informal extremely gooda fabulous time at the party
of, relating to, or based upon fablea fabulous beast
Derived Formsfabulously, adverbfabulousness, noun

Word Origin for fabulous

C15: from Latin fābulōsus celebrated in fable, from fābula fable

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Word Origin and History for fabulously

fabulous

adj.
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