[ mi-rak-yuh-luhs ]
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  1. performed by or involving a supernatural power or agency: a miraculous cure.

  2. of the nature of a miracle; marvelous.

  1. having or seeming to have the power to work miracles: miraculous drugs.

Origin of miraculous

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Medieval Latin mīrāculōsus, equivalent to Latin mīrācul(um) miracle + -ōsus -ous

synonym study For miraculous

2. Miraculous, preternatural, supernatural refer to that which seems to transcend the laws of nature. Miraculous refers to something that apparently contravenes known laws governing the universe: a miraculous success. Preternatural suggests the possession of supernormal qualities: Dogs have a preternatural sense of smell. It may also mean supernatural: Elves are preternatural beings. Supernatural suggests divine or superhuman properties: supernatural aid in battle.

Other words for miraculous

Other words from miraculous

  • mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverb
  • mi·rac·u·lous·ness, noun
  • hy·per·mi·rac·u·lous, adjective
  • hy·per·mi·rac·u·lous·ness, noun
  • non·mi·rac·u·lous, adjective
  • non·mi·rac·u·lous·ness, noun
  • pseu·do·mi·rac·u·lous, adjective
  • qua·si-mi·rac·u·lous, adjective
  • un·mi·rac·u·lous, adjective

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How to use miraculous in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for miraculous


/ (mɪˈrækjʊləs) /

  1. of, like, or caused by a miracle; marvellous

  2. surprising

  1. having the power to work miracles

Derived forms of miraculous

  • miraculously, adverb
  • miraculousness, noun

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