- IPA: /ˈwʌndɹəs/
- 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.
- French: merveilleux
- German: wundersam, erstaunlich, verwunderlich
- Italian: meraviglioso
- Portuguese: maravilhoso
- Russian: изуми́тельный
- Spanish: maravilloso
- 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 […]
- Russian: удиви́тельно