miraculous [mi- rak-y uh-l uhs] Synonyms Examples Word Origin 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. Origin of miraculous 1400–50; late Middle English
Medieval Latin mīrāculōsus,
-ōsus -ous Related forms 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·ly, adverb hy·per·mi·rac·u·lous·ness, noun non·mi·rac·u·lous, adjective non·mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverb non·mi·rac·u·lous·ness, noun pseu·do·mi·rac·u·lous, adjective pseu·do·mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverb qua·si-mi·rac·u·lous, adjective qua·si-mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverb un·mi·rac·u·lous, adjective un·mi·rac·u·lous·ly, adverb Synonyms 2
Miraculous, preternatural, supernatural
refer to that which seems to transcend the laws of nature.
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. 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 of, like, or caused by a miracle; marvellous surprising having the power to work miracles Derived Forms miraculously, adverb miraculousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for miraculousness 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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