Definition of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in English:


(also supercalifragilistic)


  • Extraordinarily good; wonderful.

    ‘the only word to characterize Kepler's discoveries was ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’’
    ‘a supercalifragilistic day of fun’
    • ‘Although it misses the mark on a couple of occasions, I'm sure the families who are sure to flock to it in their thousands will find it to be just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.’
    • ‘Here's New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee with one of his inexplicably rejected cartoons, from last week's supercalifragilistic Rejection Show (which Diffee co-founded, along with cheerfully deadpan host Jon Friedman).’
    • ‘It is hands down the most supercalifragilistic place in the world and the moment I arrived I was panic-stricken at the thought of leaving.’
    • ‘It's been a supercalifragilistic autumn!’
    • ‘Isn't it absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious that Alan Shearer got a step closer to a trophy with Newcastle this weekend?’
    • ‘Case in point: The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Planetree Alliance.’
    very good, superb, outstanding, magnificent, of high quality, of the highest quality, of the highest standard, exceptional, marvellous, wonderful, sublime, perfect, eminent, pre-eminent, matchless, peerless, supreme, first-rate, first-class, superior, superlative, splendid, admirable, worthy, sterling, fine
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1940s: apparently a fanciful formation based on super, popularized by the 1964 film "Mary Poppins".