Marvelous

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Definitions of marvelous:

  1.   being or having the character of a miracle
  2.   Marvelously.
  3.   too improbable to admit of belief; " a tall story"
  4.   Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
  5.   Causing wonder; scarcely to be believed; incredible.
  6.   Wonderful; amazing.
  7.   extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; " a fantastic trip to the Orient"; " the film was fantastic!"; " a howling success"; " a marvelous collection of rare books"; " had a rattling conversation about politics"; " a tremendous achievement"
  8.   Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.
  9.   Marvelousness.

Antonyms for marvelous:

debilitating, drab, unimpressive, enfeebling, unremarkable, wearying, colorless, bush, rotten, good, confounded, infernal, stuffy, unromantic, tame, inferior, damnable, run-of-the-mill, mediocre, adequate, SUBPAR., dreary, heavy, mundane, lousy, wearisome, Freaking, unacceptable, believable, execrable, deuced, typical, second-rate, awful, lame, old, leaden, medium, Fatiguing, uninspired, second class, credible, unexceptional, jejune, substandard, wretched, respectable, terrible, uninteresting, monochromatic, bush-league, punk, poor, customary, stale, so-so, cotton-picking, cussed, numbing, normal, O.K., ponderous, fair, flat, unglamorous, slow, paltry, unsatisfactory, blasted, darn, weary, usual, dismal, atrocious, monotonous, drudging, tiring, all-right, serviceable, satisfactory, mind-numbing, run-of-the-mine, dusty, suboptimal, darned, cursed, low-grade, stodgy, common, enervating, dry, crummy, acceptable, exhausting, natural, discouraging, ill, tolerable, dull, fine, tiresome, accursed, wanting, doggone, draining, middling, sucky, ordinary, fairish, indifferent, ho-hum, decent, pathetic, bad, off, horrible, Dang, passable, tedious, wearing, dissatisfactory, disheartening, pedestrian, danged, dispiriting, WACK, arid, vile, boring, sour, wrong, demoralizing, uninspiring, humdrum, deficient, Jading, Familiar.


Quotes for marvelous:

  1. It's a marvelous feeling when someone says 'I want to do this song of yours' because they've connected to it. That's what I'm after. – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  2. Universal was absolutely marvelous about sitting down with me and listening to my input. It wasn't something where they chose a bunch of songs that were best sellers. They did a marvelous job on the packaging. It's a beautiful tribute. – Rita Coolidge
  3. It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain. – Pierre de Fermat
  4. When I read the script, I liked the script very much and I thought it was a marvelous part for her, because I think it is a change of pace. I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy. – Albert Finney
  5. Walt had a marvelous intuition. And because he understood people very well, liked them and had great respect for people, there was nothing cynical about Walt. – John Hench
  6. I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in the world and she can look beautiful. People who aren't beautiful can look beautiful. She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper, who was the most beautiful woman in the world. – Vivien Leigh
  7. Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features. – Primo Levi
  8. Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  9. What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil. – Norman Mailer
  10. I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be. – Walter F. Mondale
  11. Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous – Bill Moyers
  12. We used to listen to all the marvelous operas on records. Music was a very important part of our lives. – Charlotte Rae
  13. An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human. – Man Ray
  14. If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship. – Irwin Shaw
  15. The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. – Ellen G. White

Usage examples for marvelous:

  1. If I were a man, what wonders I could achieve in this marvelous age! ” – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  2. But when that marvelous place burst upon me, I forgot Hortense. ” – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  3. It was a marvelous set in many ways. ” – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  4. Her attention was particularly devoted to the pictures in which your daughter appeared, owing to the stories her sister told her about Miss Morton's marvelous salary, her beauty, the ease with which she had become famous. ” – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  5. “ I wot only that the magic of thy castle is marvelous indeed. ” – A Knyght Ther Was by Robert F. Young
  6. The Magian alone dared to offer me deeds, and he succeeded wonderfully; he is a marvelous man!" ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  7. We can imagine no higher ideal; and marvelous to say, here was the ideal realized. ” – Joy in Service; Forgetting, and Pressing Onward; Until the Day Dawn by George Tybout Purves
  8. As for the girls, they had hardly realized the dangers of the ride, so absorbed were they in the marvelous scenery. ” – The Motor Maids Across the Continent by Katherine Stokes
  9. Mention has already been made of All- Fools' Day, 1861. Several marvelous things took place on that day. ” – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  10. How I wish the marvelous things he said were like them! ” – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  11. “ I am quite aware, Frederick- Christian, that your personal fortune is represented by a diamond of marvelous purity and size. ” – A Royal Prisoner by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  12. Again, no student of the Arts of Engineering could ever forget himself to the point of claiming his accomplishments, no matter how marvelous all to himself. ” – Manhood of Humanity. by Alfred Korzybski
  13. “ Deerfoot hurried on with a speed that was almost reckless, for that marvelous intuition seemed to whisper that the crisis was near. ” – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  14. “ Rakhaz, do you know that you are a marvelous man? ” – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke
  15. He said: Certainly it was a marvelous invention. ” – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  16. They had been marvelous enough, and to him could have seemed little more so had they made such a departure. ” – His Own People by Booth Tarkington
  17. There, men say, he lived for 20 many years, but he never did any great work nor built anything half so marvelous as the Labyrinth of Crete. ” – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  18. It had been four months since the day of arrival, a long, marvelous summer such as I would hardly know again. ” – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  19. He had a marvelous talent for this instrument, and the girls crowded about him, listening intently. ” – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  20. “ Magellan saw the significance of his marvelous voyage, and his soul glowed with gratitude to Heaven. ” – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth

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