Definition of miraculous in US English:

miraculous

adjective

  • 1Occurring through divine or supernatural intervention, or manifesting such power.

    ‘a miraculous cure’
    • ‘Hindus from both India and Mauritius visit the river, which they believe has miraculous powers.’
    • ‘He claimed never to have been cut and attributed this to miraculous divine protection.’
    • ‘In adulthood, Zoroaster was resented by followers of the old tradition, but he convinced many with his miraculous cures.’
    • ‘There is a tradition that these names have miraculous powers if used properly.’
    • ‘Jesus receives him and provides breakfast for him, in the miraculous provision of fish and bread.’
    • ‘His own miraculous power is seemingly well documented, though he himself was reluctant to speak of it.’
    • ‘It had become clear that he was dying and Frieda took him first to Germany and then to the south of France in search of what could only have been a miraculous cure.’
    • ‘Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.’
    • ‘The first was the theological stage, in which events in the physical world were explained in terms of external miraculous powers.’
    • ‘It turns out this gentle giant has miraculous healing powers which some of them get a chance to benefit from.’
    • ‘Situations which seem to be overwhelming provide an opportunity for God to display His grace and miraculous power on our behalf.’
    • ‘One less well-documented feature of the canals of East London is their miraculous healing power.’
    • ‘By Guru's grace, one attains the eight miraculous powers and all wisdom.’
    • ‘Their cosmic selves and miraculous powers co-exist with these humble identities.’
    • ‘He was seen by his followers as having the power to predict miraculous events.’
    • ‘Martyrs' bodily remains were sites of the divine on earth, possessed of miraculous and saving power.’
    • ‘It was also at Pentecost that King Arthur and his knights were wont to sit and wait for some unusual or miraculous occurrence before they sat to feast.’
    • ‘Appealing to the works of a miraculous creator is no scientific answer.’
    • ‘This miraculous reconciliation of Christ, declares that He is the Son of God!’
    • ‘In the basilica in Suyapa there is a tiny wooden image of her that is believed to have miraculous powers.’
    supernatural, preternatural, superhuman, inexplicable, unaccountable, fantastic, magical, phenomenal, prodigious
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    1. 1.1 Highly improbable and extraordinary and bringing very welcome consequences.
      ‘I felt amazed and grateful for our miraculous escape’
      • ‘He'd actually had a miraculous political escape and he was taking all the credit he could.’
      • ‘The military victory was as miraculous as the oil lasting for eight days.’
      • ‘A youth standing near the parked vehicle, had a miraculous escape from death.’
      • ‘A miraculous transformation took place as I passed through immigration at the Eurostar check-in.’
      • ‘But any glimmer of a miraculous comeback was blotted out by England's sixth try.’
      • ‘For Albion, two successive Premiership seasons would be unprecedented and nothing short of miraculous.’
      • ‘Unfortunately for Malton the final whistle sounded to prevent a miraculous comeback.’
      • ‘Cardan achieved some near miraculous cures and his growing reputation as a doctor led to his being consulted by members of the College.’
      • ‘The manager has already pulled off one miraculous escape from relegation in the Premiership.’
      • ‘The Lions are showing signs, but nothing miraculous will happen in this one.’
      • ‘A York driver has told of his miraculous escape following a collision with a combine harvester on a narrow country road.’
      • ‘But for me, above all else, it was his Schubert which was truly miraculous.’
      • ‘Remastering is truly miraculous producing a picture, albeit black and white of superb quality.’
      • ‘Or he may have been part of one of the most miraculous feats of all time.’
      • ‘He was certain that he would be able to bring about some kind of miraculous treatment method.’
      • ‘The results were not miraculous - but they did suggest that the treatment tended to benefit at least the younger patients.’
      • ‘Starting Sunday, you were to build your legend even further with a miraculous comeback.’
      • ‘An Ardglass woman has had a miraculous escape after she was viciously attacked by a crazed seal.’
      • ‘I have been experiencing restorative outages of up to fourteen hours per day through the use of this miraculous invention.’
      • ‘Each miraculous medical advance brings with it a host of unanswered questions that cut to the heart of what it means to be human.’
      amazing, astounding, remarkable, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable, sensational
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Origin

Late Middle English: from French miraculeux or medieval Latin miraculosus, from Latin miraculum (see miracle).

Pronunciation

miraculous

/məˈrækjələs//məˈrakyələs/