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Meaning of wonderful by Wiktionary Dictionary

wonderful


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    Etymology

    From Middle English, from Old English wundorful ( “wonderful” ), equivalent to wonder +‎ -ful. Cognate Dutch wondervol ( “wonderful” ), German wundervoll ( “wonderful” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈwʌn.də( ɹ ).fl̩/, X-SAMPA: /"wVn.d@( r ).fl=/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈwʌn.dɚ.fl̩/, X-SAMPA: /"WVn.d@`.fl=/

    Adjective

    wonderful ( comparative wonderfuller or more wonderful, superlative wonderfullest or most wonderful )

    1. ( now rare ) Tending to excite wonder; surprising, extraordinary.
    2. Surprisingly excellent; very good or admirable, extremely impressive .
      They served a wonderful six-course meal .

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Explanation of wonderful by Wordnet Dictionary

wonderful


    Adjective
    1. extraordinarily good or great



    Definition of wonderful by GCIDE Dictionary

    wonderful


    1. Wonderful a. Adapted to excite wonder or admiration; surprising; strange; astonishing.

      Syn. -- Marvelous; amazing. See Marvelous.

      -- Wonderfully, adv. -- Wonderfulness, n.