wondrous
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈwʌndɹəs/
Adjective

wondrous

  1. Wonderful; amazing, inspiring awe; marvelous.
    We all stared open-mouthed at the wondrous sight.
    • circa 1610-11 William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II scene ii:
      I'll show thee the best springs; I'll pluck thee berries;
      I'll fish for thee, and get thee wood enough.
      A plague upon the tyrant that I serve!
      I'll bear him no more sticks, but follow thee,
      Thou wondrous man.
Synonyms Translations Adverb

wondrous

  1. In a wonderful degree; remarkably; wondrously.
    • And looking up he waxed wondrous woe.
    • circa 1596-97 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II scene viii:
      […] And even there, his eye being big with tears,
      Turning his face, he put his hand behind him,
      And with affection wondrous sensible
      He [Antonio] wrung Bassanio's hand; and so they parted.
    • XIX century, Emily Dickinson, As by the dead we love to sit:
      As by the dead we love to sit, / Become so wondrous dear — / As for the lost we grapple / Tho' all the rest are here […]
Translations
  • Russian: удиви́тельно



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.077
Offline English dictionary