Miraculous

  • 1Miraculous — Mi*rac u*lous, a. [F. miraculeux. See {Miracle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a miracle; performed by supernatural power; effected by the direct agency of almighty power, and not by natural causes. [1913 Webster] 2. Supernatural; wonderful …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2miraculous — index incomprehensible, ineffable, portentous (eliciting amazement), prodigious (amazing), remarkable, special, unprecedented …

    Law dictionary

  • 3miraculous — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. miraculeux, from M.L. miraculosus, from L. miraculum miracle, marvel, wonder (see MIRACLE (Cf. miracle)). Related: Miraculously (early 15c.); miraculousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4miraculous — *supernatural, supranatural, preternatural, superhuman …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5miraculous — [adj] surprisingly wonderful amazing, anomalous, astonishing, astounding, awesome, extraordinary, fabulous, freakish, heavy, incredible, inexplicable, magical, marvelous, monstrous, numinous, phenomenal, preternatural, prodigious, spectacular,… …

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  • 6miraculous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the character of a miracle. 2) very surprising and welcome. DERIVATIVES miraculously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7miraculous — [mi rak′yo͞o ləs, mi rak′yələs] adj. [MFr miraculeux < ML miraculosus < L miraculum] 1. having the nature of a miracle; supernatural 2. like a miracle; wonderful; marvelous 3. able to work miracles miraculously adv. miraculousness n …

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  • 8miraculous — [[t]mɪræ̱kjʊləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe a good event as miraculous, you mean that it is very surprising and unexpected. The horse made a miraculous recovery to finish a close third. ...a miraculous escape... The change in Felicity was… …

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  • 9miraculous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ quite, truly ▪ Something truly miraculous happened. ▪ almost …

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  • 10miraculous — miraculously, adv. miraculousness, n. /mi rak yeuh leuhs/, adj. 1. performed by or involving a supernatural power or agency: a miraculous cure. 2. of the nature of a miracle; marvelous. 3. having or seeming to have the power to work miracles:… …

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  • 11miraculous — mi•rac•u•lous [[t]mɪˈræk yə ləs[/t]] adj. 1) performed by or involving a supernatural power or agency: a miraculous cure[/ex] 2) of the nature of a miracle; marvelous 3) having or seeming to have the power to work miracles: miraculous herbs[/ex]… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12miraculous — adj. miraculous that + clause (it s miraculous that they were rescued) * * * [mɪ rækjʊləs] miraculous that + clause (it s miraculous that they were rescued) …

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  • 13miraculous — mi|rac|u|lous [mıˈrækjuləs] adj 1.) very good, completely unexpected, and often very lucky ▪ She made a miraculous recovery from her injuries. ▪ They had a miraculous escape when their car plunged into a river. 2.) a miraculous action or event is …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14miraculous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French miraculos, from Medieval Latin miraculosus, from Latin miraculum Date: 15th century 1. of the nature of a miracle ; supernatural < a miraculous event > 2. suggesting a miracle ; marvelous <&#8230; …

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  • 15miraculous — adjective completely unexpected and usually resulting from extreme good luck: miraculous recovery/escape/improvement: It was thought she only had a month to live but she made a miraculous recovery. miraculously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16miraculous — adjective 1) the miraculous help of St. Blaise Syn: supernatural, preternatural, inexplicable, unaccountable, magical 2) a miraculous escape Syn: amazing, astounding, remarkable, extraordinary, incredible, unbelieva …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17miraculous — /məˈrækjələs/ (say muh rakyuhluhs) adjective 1. of the nature of a miracle; marvellous. 2. performed by or involving a supernatural power: a miraculous cure. 3. having power to work miracles or wonders: miraculous drugs. {Medieval Latin&#8230; …

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  • 18miraculous — mi|rac|u|lous [ mə rækjələs ] adjective extremely lucky and unexpected: a miraculous escape/recovery/result/victory ╾ mi|rac|u|lous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19miraculous — adj Scottish drunk. The humorous and ironic usage may derive from the word s resemblance to ridiculous, which is used in the same sense or, as Eric Partridge suggests, may be a mocking adaptation of a 19th cen tury euphemism such as (in)&#8230; …

    Contemporary slang

  • 20miraculous — UK [məˈrækjʊləs] / US [məˈrækjələs] adjective extremely lucky and unexpected a miraculous escape/recovery/result/victory Derived word: miraculously adverb …

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