excellent; great; marvelous: We all had a wonderful weekend.
of a sort that causes or arouses wonder; amazing; astonishing: The storm was wonderful to behold.

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

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  • 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



exciting a feeling of wonder; marvellous or strange
extremely fine; excellent
Derived Formswonderfully, adverbwonderfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wonderfully



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

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