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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing wonder or astonishment.
  • adj. Miraculous; supernatural.
  • adj. Of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate: has a marvelous collection of rare books.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
  • adj. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible; so improbable as to defy belief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of wonderful appearance, character, or quality; surpassing experience or conception; exciting astonishment or incredulity.
  • Wonderfully; surprisingly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being or having the character of a miracle
  • adj. too improbable to admit of belief
  • adj. extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

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