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[mi-rak-yuh-luh s]
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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.
  3. having or seeming to have the power to work miracles: miraculous drugs.
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Origin of miraculous

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin mīrāculōsus, equivalent to Latin mīrācul(um) miracle + -ōsus -ous
Related formsmi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverbmi·rac·u·lous·ness, nounhy·per·mi·rac·u·lous, adjectivehy·per·mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverbhy·per·mi·rac·u·lous·ness, nounnon·mi·rac·u·lous, adjectivenon·mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverbnon·mi·rac·u·lous·ness, nounpseu·do·mi·rac·u·lous, adjectivepseu·do·mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverbqua·si-mi·rac·u·lous, adjectivequa·si-mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverbun·mi·rac·u·lous, adjectiveun·mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverb


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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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Examples from the Web for miraculousness

Historical Examples

  • Now as to the verisimilitude, the miraculousness, and the fact, of this medicinal oil.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Cardinal Newman

  • The suddenness, the miraculousness of the change is the very point of the passage.

  • Her early confessors, he says, did not believe the miraculousness of her fasts and sufferings.

  • If you have recognized the faculty of understanding as a part of existence, you will not wonder at its miraculousness.

  • It is indeed great in strength and miraculousness; but its life is but love alone, from which light and majesty emanate.

British Dictionary definitions for miraculousness


  1. of, like, or caused by a miracle; marvellous
  2. surprising
  3. having the power to work miracles
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Derived Formsmiraculously, adverbmiraculousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for miraculousness



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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