Definition of Fabulous

1. Adjective. Extremely pleasing. "A fabulous vacation"

Exact synonyms: Fab
Similar to: Pleasing



2. Adjective. Based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity. "The fabulous unicorn"
Exact synonyms: Mythic, Mythical, Mythologic, Mythological
Similar to: Unreal
Derivative terms: Fable, Fable, Myth, Myth, Mythology, Mythology

3. Adjective. Barely credible. "The fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"
Similar to: Incredible, Unbelievable
Derivative terms: Fable

Definition of Fabulous

1. a. Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero.

Definition of Fabulous

1. Adjective. of or relating to fable, myth or legend. ¹

2. Adjective. characteristic of fables; marvelous, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable, absurd, extreme, or exaggerated. ¹

3. Adjective. fictional or not believable; made up. ¹

4. Adjective. known for telling fables or falsehoods; unreliable. ¹

5. Adjective. very good; outstanding, wonderful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fabulous

1. almost unbelievable [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fabulous

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Literary usage of Fabulous

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1. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1891)
"The origin of these fabulous stories was very simple. They started with the account given by the Indian slave, Tejos, who told his master ..."

2. Around the world in eighty days, tr. by G.M. Towle by Jules Verne (1874)
"IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG SECURES A CURIOUS MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AT A fabulous PRICE. THE train had started punctually. Among the passengers were a number of ..."

3. Spanish Institutions of the Southwest by Frank Wilson Blackmar (1891)
"The fabulous stories of the " Seven Cities of Cibola " were recited over and over, and distorted from their original fictitious forms. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1854)
"... and a Roman province was again lost among the fabulous Islands of the Ocean. One hundred and fifty years after the reign of Honorius the gravest ..."

5. The Colloquies of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus, Edwin Johnson (1878)
"The fabulous Feast contains various Stories and pleasant Tales. Maccus puts a Trick upon a Shoemaker. A Fruiterer is put upon about her Figs. ..."

6. History of Prose Fiction by John Colin Dunlop (1906)
"ROMANCES OF CHIVALRY RELATING TO THE EARLY AND fabulous HISTORY OF BRITAIN ... fabulous narrative, we have seen in a former part of this work, ..."

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