Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wonder-working; wonderful.

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

  • adjective Working wonders; wonderful.

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  • adjective Working wonders; wonderful.

Etymologies

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Latin mirificus.

Examples

  • For instance, there is the doctor, whom Mrs.P. does not condescend to visit: that man educates a mirific family, and is loved by the poor for miles round: and gives them port-wine for physic and medicine, gratis.

    The Book of Snobs

  • It was the same Henry Monnier who, meeting him another time on the Place de la Bourse, and having had to listen to another of such mirific demonstrations about a scheme from which both were to derive millions, answered drily:

    Balzac

  • I vow and swear by the handle of my paper lantern that it was a gallant, a mirific, nay, a most admirable piece.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • I vow and swear by the handle of my paper lantern that it was a gallant, a mirific, nay, a most admirable piece.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Place de la Bourse, and having had to listen to another of such mirific demonstrations about a scheme from which both were to derive millions, answered drily:

    Balzac

  • He, too, is a dictator, at once humorous and tragic like the mirific doctor, but, unlike him, infinitely subtle.

    Since Cézanne

  • What are they that they should interfere with the great mirific and most assuaging and comfortable feast of wit to which I am now about to introduce you!

    On Nothing and Kindred Subjects

  • It was the same Henry Monnier who, meeting him another time on the Place de la Bourse, and having had to listen to another of such mirific demonstrations about a scheme from which both were to derive millions, answered drily:

    Balzac

  • It was evident that the family, after the arrival of the mirific Jim Deming, had grown somewhat accustomed to

    Villa Elsa A Story of German Family Life

  • Being a loyal little soul, the child retained his affection for Auntie Anne, but he was swept off his little feet by his mirific parent.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

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  • Working wonders;wonderful

    November 5, 2007

  • A mirific word! I have fond memories of playing it in a game of Scrabble. My opponent didn't challenge but the word was not in OSPD1, the then current dictionary of record. It is in MW3 and OED2.

    November 5, 2007

  • (adj): the more elegant and economical form of the term mirifical meaning "working wonders", "wonderful".

    This word may be one of the uncommon monovocalic trisyllables in the English language.

    January 7, 2009

  • (adj): the more elegant and economical form of the term mirifical meaning "working wonders", "wonderful".

    This word may be one of the uncommon monovocalic trisyllables in the English language.

    about 1 year ago mollusque said:

    A mirific word! I have fond memories of playing it in a game of Scrabble. My opponent didn't challenge but the word was not in OSPD1, the then current dictionary of record. It is in MW3 and OED2.

    about 1 year ago Verbophile said: edit

    Working wonders;wonderful

    July 17, 2009

  • Some seasons are wonder-prolific

    And April's last day is specific.

    On the eve of Walpurgis

    A good thaumaturgus

    Can cook up some mischief mirific.

    April 23, 2015