wondrous

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From Late Middle English wondrous, metathetic variation of wonders (adj., wondrous, wonderful), genitive of wonder (wonder, miracle), from Old English wundor (wonder, miracle), from Proto-Germanic *wundrą (wonder). Compare Dutch wonders, German Wunder.

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wondrous (comparative more wondrous, superlative most wondrous)

  1. Amazing, inspiring awe, "to be marvelled at".
    We all stared open mouthed at the wondrous sight, speechless.

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wondrous (comparative more wondrous, superlative most wondrous)

  1. In a wonderful degree; remarkably.
    • XIX century, As by the dead we love to sit, by Emily Dickinson
      As by the dead we love to sit, / Become so wondrous dear — / As for the lost we grapple / Tho' all the rest are here [...]

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