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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Examples from the Web for wonderfulness

Historical Examples of wonderfulness

  • That was the intolerable thing—his wonderfulness, his damned wonderfulness.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • No words can describe your wonderfulness, so I send you my heart instead.

    Bird of Paradise

    Ada Leverson

  • But it was Audrey who most deeply had the sense of the wonderfulness of the thing.

    The Lion's Share

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • The drive across the wonderfulness of the moor was a soothing thing.

    The Secret Garden

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Americans are a great people, but disagree with their wonderfulness.

    The House of the Misty Star

    Fannie Caldwell Macaulay

British Dictionary definitions for wonderfulness



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



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

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