fabulous (fable + like)= “wonderful” or “marvelous.” 정말 좋은, 놀라울 정도로, 굉장히 좋은

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Fabulous 패불러스.

 

 “wonderful” or “marvelous.” 정말 좋은, 놀라울 정도로, 굉장히 좋은 

 

동류어. fantastic, terrific, awesome

 

반대 의미. terrible, aweful 

 

fabulous

adjective

fab·​u·​lous ˈfa-byə-ləs

 

1

a

: resembling or suggesting a fable : of an incredible, astonishing, or exaggerated nature

 

fabulous wealth

 

b

: WONDERFUL, MARVELOUS

 

had a fabulous time

a fabulous view from the summit

 

2

: told in or based on fable

fabulous dragons

fabulously adverb

fabulousness noun

 

 

Did you know?

The Meaning of Fabulous Before It Meant ‘Great’

 

Most of us use the word fabulous in an entirely positive sense, with the meaning “wonderful” or “marvelous.”

 

This is an entirely acceptable way to use the word, but it is by no means the sense that fabulous had when it entered the English language: its original meaning was “characteristic of fables” (a fable is “an invented tale”).

 

In that sense, "the fabulous legends of Arabia" refers to legends based upon fable rather than notably excellent legends.

 

The semantic drift that fabulous has undergone is not at all uncommon in language, and we see comparable developments in words of similar in meaning.

 

Fantastic previously meant “of, belonging to, or constituting fantasy”;

 

awesome initially had the sole meaning “expressive of awe” (and many people wish that it still did);

 

and terrific meant “terrible, terrifying” long before it meant “splendid.”

 

1

​INFORMAL

extremely good

 

You look fabulous.

a fabulous opportunity/

 

 

very large or great

fabulous wealth

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