wondrous

[ wuhn-druh s ]
/ ˈwʌn drəs /

adjective

wonderful; remarkable.

adverb

Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably.

Nearby words

  1. wonderland,
  2. wonderment,
  3. wonderous,
  4. wonders will never cease,
  5. wonderwork,
  6. wondrously,
  7. wonga,
  8. wonga-wonga,
  9. wonju,
  10. wonk

Origin of wondrous

1490–1500; metathetic variant of Middle English wonders (genitive of wonder) wonderful; cognate with German Wunders; spelling conformed to -ous

Related formswon·drous·ly, adverbwon·drous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wondrous

wondrous

/ (ˈwʌndrəs) archaic, or literary /

adjective

exciting wonder; marvellous

adverb

(intensifier)it is wondrous cold
Derived Formswondrously, adverbwondrousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for wondrous

wondrous

adj.

c.1500, from Middle English wonders (adj.), c.1300, originally genitive of wonder (n.), with suffix altered by influence of marvelous, etc.

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