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fabulous

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1 based on, described in, or being a myth
  • the city of Phoenix is named after a fabulous bird that every 500 years destroys itself with fire, only to rise again from its own ashes

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4 of the very best kind
  • we had a fabulous time on our vacation

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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

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The first known use of fabulous was in the 15th century

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“Fabulous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fabulous. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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