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fabulous Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    • a fabulous vacation
  2. adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn
  3. adjective satellite barely credible
    • the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner

Fab"u*lous adjective
L. fabulosus; cf. F. fabuleux. See Fable.
  1. Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero.
    The fabulous birth of Minerva. Chesterfield.
  2. Passing belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price. Macaulay. -- Fab"u*lous*ly adv. -- Fab"u*lous*ness, n.

Webster 1913