miraculous

[ mi-rak-yuh-luhs ]
/ mɪˈræk yə ləs /

adjective

performed by or involving a supernatural power or agency: a miraculous cure.
of the nature of a miracle; marvelous.
having or seeming to have the power to work miracles: miraculous drugs.

Nearby words

  1. miracle fruit,
  2. miracle man,
  3. miracle mile,
  4. miracle of st. mark, the,
  5. miracle play,
  6. miraculous fruit,
  7. mirador,
  8. miraflores,
  9. mirage,
  10. miramar

Origin of miraculous

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

SYNONYMS FOR miraculous
2. extraordinary. 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for miraculous

miraculous

/ (mɪˈrækjʊləs) /

adjective

of, like, or caused by a miracle; marvellous
surprising
having the power to work miracles
Derived Formsmiraculously, adverbmiraculousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for miraculous

miraculous

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French miraculeux, from Medieval Latin miraculosus, from Latin miraculum "miracle, marvel, wonder" (see miracle). Related: Miraculously (early 15c.); miraculousness.

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