adjective fab·u·lous \ˈfa-byə-ləs\

: very good

: very large in amount or size

: not real : told about in a story

Full Definition of FABULOUS

a :  resembling or suggesting a fable :  of an incredible, astonishing, or exaggerated nature <fabulous wealth>
b :  wonderful, marvelous <had a fabulous time>
:  told in or based on fable
fab·u·lous·ly adverb
fab·u·lous·ness noun

Origin of FABULOUS

Middle English, from Latin fabulosus, from fabula
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of FABULOUS

fictitious, fabulous, legendary, mythical, apocryphal mean having the nature of something imagined or invented. fictitious implies fabrication and suggests artificiality or contrivance more than deliberate falsification or deception <fictitious characters>. fabulous stresses the marvelous or incredible character of something without necessarily implying impossibility or actual nonexistence <a land of fabulous riches>. legendary suggests the elaboration of invented details and distortion of historical facts produced by popular tradition <the legendary exploits of Davy Crockett>. mythical implies a purely fanciful explanation of facts or the creation of beings and events out of the imagination <mythical creatures>. apocryphal implies an unknown or dubious source or origin or may imply that the thing itself is dubious or inaccurate <a book that repeats many apocryphal stories>.
FABULOUS Defined for Kids


adjective fab·u·lous \ˈfa-byə-ləs\

Definition of FABULOUS for Kids

:  extremely good <a fabulous trip>
:  very great in amount or size <fabulous wealth>
:  told in or based on fable <fabulous creatures>
fab·u·lous·ly adverb <a fabulously successful singer>


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