• synonyms


See more synonyms for wonderful on Thesaurus.com
  1. excellent; great; marvelous: We all had a wonderful weekend.
  2. of a sort that causes or arouses wonder; amazing; astonishing: The storm was wonderful to behold.
Show More

Origin of wonderful

before 1100; Middle English; Old English wundorful (see wonder, -ful); cognate with German wundervoll
Related formswon·der·ful·ly, adverbwon·der·ful·ness, nounun·won·der·ful, adjectiveun·won·der·ful·ly, adverb

Synonyms for wonderful

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for wonderfully

extraordinarily, beautifully, remarkably, marvelously, magnificently, admirably, amazingly, spectacularly, strikingly, stunningly, excellently, well, miraculously

Examples from the Web for wonderfully

Contemporary Examples of wonderfully

Historical Examples of wonderfully

  • He is wonderfully altered from when we saw him first in that office.

    Life in London

    Edwin Hodder

  • And though the truth may be inconvenient, it's wonderfully sweet!

  • And not only that, but he is a wonderfully handsome young man, and so rich!

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • Well, he must have been wonderfully strong in his arms, to be sure.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Seriously, Belinda, is it my fancy, or is not Clarence wonderfully changed?

British Dictionary definitions for wonderfully


  1. exciting a feeling of wonder; marvellous or strange
  2. extremely fine; excellent
Show More
Derived Formswonderfully, adverbwonderfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for wonderfully



late Old English wunderfull (see wonder). Related: Wonderfully.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper