[wuhn-druh s]
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  1. Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably.

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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unusually, magically, wondrously

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British Dictionary definitions for wondrously


  1. exciting wonder; marvellous
  1. (intensifier)it is wondrous cold
Derived Formswondrously, adverbwondrousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wondrously



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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