wonderful

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. (now rare) Tending to excite wonder; surprising, extraordinary.
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 278:
      He is massively corrupt. It is wonderful how the man's popularity survives.
  2. Surprisingly excellent; very good or admirable, extremely impressive.
    They served a wonderful six-course meal.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

Related termsEdit

StatisticsEdit

AnagramsEdit

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 21:28