AskDefine | Define fabulous

Dictionary Definition

fabulous adj
1 extremely pleasing; "a fabulous vacation" [syn: fab]
2 based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn" [syn: mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological]
3 barely credible; "the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"

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English

Etymology

From fabuleux or fabulosus, "celebrated in fable".

Pronunciation

  • /ˈfæbjʊləs/, /"f

Extensive Definition

Fabulous can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a bit much, abandoned, ace, allegoric, amazing, appalling, astonishing, astounding, beguiling, bewildering, boundless, celebrated, concocted, conspicuous, cooked-up, cool, copacetic, egregious, enigmatic, enormous, exaggerated, exceptional, excessive, exorbitant, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fab, fabled, fabricated, fancied, fanciful, fancy, fantasied, fantastic, fascinating, fictional, fictitious, fictive, figmental, forged, formidable, gigantic, gluttonous, great, groovy, hatched, high, hot, howling, hyperbolic, hypertrophied, imaginary, immoderate, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incontinent, incredible, indescribable, ineffable, inordinate, intemperate, invented, keen, legendary, made-up, magic, make-believe, manufactured, marked, marvelous, miraculous, monstrous, mythic, mythical, mythicized, mythified, mythological, mythopoeic, mythopoetic, neat, nonactual, nonfactual, nonrealistic, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, of mark, out of bounds, out of sight, outlandish, outrageous, outstanding, overbig, overdeveloped, overgreat, overgrown, overlarge, overmuch, overweening, parabolic, passing strange, phenomenal, portentous, preposterous, prodigious, put-up, puzzling, rare, rattling, remarkable, romantic, romanticized, sensational, signal, smashing, steep, stiff, storied, strange, striking, stupefying, stupendous, super, superb, superior, terrific, thumping, thundering, too much, trumped-up, unbelievable, unbridled, uncommon, unconscionable, undue, unexampled, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unreal, unreasonable, unrestrained, unspeakable, whopping, wonderful, wondrous
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