Definition of fabulous in English:

fabulous

adjective

  • 1Extraordinary, especially extraordinarily large.

    ‘fabulous riches’
    • ‘Naturally, the promise of such fabulous wealth has attracted scores or treasure hunters to the island in the past.’
    • ‘All the fabulous items and riches so earnestly sought and viciously competed for over the years, will be gone.’
    • ‘While the workers and the middle class of the great cities perished in misery, Stinnes became the owner of fabulous riches.’
    • ‘Pyramids tell us about the fabulous lives of great pharaohs, who died surrounded by symbols of wealth and privilege.’
    • ‘The scams offer fabulous riches or the love of your life, but first the magha has to send a series of escalating fees and payments.’
    • ‘It was overwhelming, around every corner another disgustingly famous and fabulous sight to see.’
    • ‘According to legend, a fabulous treasure haul was buried on the island in 1715 by Spanish sailor Juan Esteban Ubilla-Echeverria.’
    • ‘Then as now the city was an unreal mixture of crushing poverty and fabulous wealth.’
    tremendous, stupendous, prodigious, phenomenal
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    1. 1.1informal Very good; wonderful.
      ‘a fabulous two-week holiday’
      • ‘There's a fabulous statue of Alice in Wonderland in Central Park.’
      • ‘Of course they were marvellous, pulled the best boys in there, and were signed up for a fabulous six-week holiday right then.’
      • ‘The champagne flowed, the food was fabulous, the company wonderful.’
      • ‘There is sensational scenery, fabulous wildlife and air of unsurpassed clarity.’
      • ‘There are diving destinations so fabulous that they have become legendary.’
      • ‘At this time of year we have fabulous game, an excellent choice of seafood, the best root vegetables and also the tastiest orchard fruits.’
      • ‘Treating the family to a fabulous holiday is a secret dream of everyone.’
      • ‘It is fabulous singing: it is shaded, interior, phenomenally engaged.’
      • ‘In other news, I am making many new and wonderful chums at work, which is always fabulous.’
      • ‘Thank you for a wonderful journal and for all of your fabulous writing.’
      • ‘There's some truly fabulous stuff in these wonderful emporiums.’
      • ‘You entered in your thousands - and now the countdown is on to announce the winner of a fabulous holiday cottage in Whitby.’
      • ‘I am totally satisfied with this workshop, it is fabulous and excellent.’
      • ‘Then I would buy a second house, a holiday house in some fabulous place.’
      • ‘Wonderful vision and a fabulous touch mean that he always has an effect on the game.’
      • ‘Rose looks absolutely fabulous in both the color and style of her longer choppy bob.’
      • ‘I could pick any game, he's just been a fabulous influence and a wonderful player for his country.’
      • ‘It was a tie between the Marta from hell and his wonderful fabulous new wife.’
      • ‘I can promise an evening of excellent food, fabulous entertainment and great guests.’
      • ‘When we returned from our fabulous Fiji vacation, back in September, I had quite a few posts about the food there I wanted to share.’
      • ‘All in all it was a wonderful week of golf and fabulous television.’
  • 2Having no basis in reality; mythical.

    ‘fabulous creatures’
    • ‘Reality is airbrushed and we're given promises of fabulous, mythical oases of futurity.’
    • ‘For thousands of years fabulous serpents and dragons have been the stuff of myth and traveller's tales.’
    • ‘It is said that from the dense forests nearby, wild beasts and fabulous birds like rocs harassed the Bagan people.’
    mythical, legendary, mythic, mythological, fabled, folkloric, fairy-tale, heroic, traditional
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘known through fable’): from French fabuleux or Latin fabulosus celebrated in fable, from fabula (see fable).

Pronunciation:

fabulous

/ˈfabjʊləs/