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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing wonder or astonishment.
  • adjective Of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
  • adjective Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible; so improbable as to defy belief.
  • adjective that which exceeds natural power, or is preternatural; that which is wonderful; -- opposed to the probable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

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

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

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