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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fab-yuh-luh s]
    • /ˈfæb yə ləs/
    • /ˈfæb.jʊ.ləs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fab-yuh-luh s]
    • /ˈfæb yə ləs/

Definitions of fabulous word

  • adjective fabulous almost impossible to believe; incredible. 1
  • adjective fabulous Informal. exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb: a fabulous bargain; a fabulous new house. 1
  • adjective fabulous told about in fables; purely imaginary: the fabulous exploits of Hercules. 1
  • adjective fabulous known about only through myths or legends. 1
  • noun fabulous Extraordinary, esp. extraordinarily large. 1
  • adjective fabulous great 1

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Origin of fabulous

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50; < Latin fābulōsus, equivalent to fābul(a) fable + -ōsus -ous

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Parts of speech for Fabulous


fabulous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fabulous usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fabulous

adj fabulous

  • astonishing — Something that is astonishing is very surprising.
  • fantastic — conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.
  • outrageous — of the nature of or involving gross injury or wrong: an outrageous slander.
  • spectacular — of or like a spectacle; marked by or given to an impressive, large-scale display.
  • incredible — so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed.

adjective fabulous

  • excellent — Used to indicate approval or pleasure.
  • wonderful — excellent; great; marvelous: We all had a wonderful weekend.
  • tremendous — extraordinarily great in size, amount, or intensity: a tremendous ocean liner; tremendous talent.
  • magnificent — making a splendid appearance or show; of exceptional beauty, size, etc.: a magnificent cathedral; magnificent scenery.
  • great — unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions: A great fire destroyed nearly half the city.

Antonyms for fabulous

adj fabulous

  • usual — habitual or customary: her usual skill.
  • believable — Something that is believable makes you think that it could be true or real.
  • credible — Credible means able to be trusted or believed.
  • plausible — having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable: a plausible excuse; a plausible plot.
  • ordinary — of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional: One novel is brilliant, the other is decidedly ordinary; an ordinary person.

adjective fabulous

  • awful — If you say that someone or something is awful, you dislike that person or thing or you think that they are not very good.
  • expected — Anticipated; thought to be about to arrive or occur.

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