adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin fabulosus, from fabula Date: 15th century 1. a. resembling or suggesting a fable ; of an incredible, astonishing, or exaggerated nature <
fabulous wealth
b. wonderful, marvelous <
had a fabulous time
2. told in or based on fable Synonyms: see fictitiousfabulously adverbfabulousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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