One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight; marvellous.‘this wondrous city’
marvellous, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rateView synonyms
- ‘Back before any of us were here on earth, Ira Gershwin was writing divine, clever and wondrous lyrics for another age.’
- ‘Spring is a wondrous time full of marvelous sights, sounds and smells.’
- ‘Magic town is a wondrous land where all sorts of glorious and spellbinding things take place.’
- ‘Most imagine a wondrous city or a verdant garden where human beings come face to face with God.’
- ‘Over the past few days I have seen the most amazing and wondrous sight.’
as submodifier Marvellously; wonderfully.‘she is grown wondrous pretty’
Late 15th century: alteration of obsolete wonders (adjective and adverb), genitive of wonder, on the pattern of marvellous.
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