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mɪˈræk yə ləsmirac·u·lous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marvelous, marvellous, miraculousadjective

    being or having the character of a miracle

  2. heaven-sent, providential, miraculousadjective

    peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention

    "a heaven-sent rain saved the crops"; "a providential recovery"


  1. miraculousadjective

    Pertaining to miracles; referring to something that people can't explain.

  2. miraculousadjective

    By supernatural or uncommon causes, e.g. by a god (only used when positive).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Miraculousadjective

    Done by miracle; produced by miracle; effected by power more than natural.

    Etymology: miraculeux, Fr. from miracle.

    Arithmetical progression might easily demonstrate how fast mankind would increase, overpassing as miraculous, though indeed natural, that example of the Israelites, who were multiplied in two hundred and fifteen years from seventy unto six hundred thousand able men. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    Restore this day, for thy great name,
    Unto his ancient and miraculous right. George Herbert.

    Why this strength
    Mirac’lous yet remaining in those locks?
    His might continues in thee not for naught. John Milton, Ag.

    At the first planting of the Christian religion in the world, God was pleased to accompany it with a miraculous power. John Tillotson.


  1. miraculous

    A miracle is an event that is inexplicable by natural or scientific laws and accordingly gets attributed to some supernatural or praeternatural cause. Various religions often attribute a phenomenon characterized as miraculous to the actions of a supernatural being, (especially) a deity, a magician, a miracle worker, a saint, or a religious leader. Informally, English-speakers often use the word miracle to characterise any beneficial event that is statistically unlikely but not contrary to the laws of nature, such as surviving a natural disaster, or simply a "wonderful" occurrence, regardless of likelihood (e.g. "the miracle of childbirth"). Some coincidences may be seen as miracles.A true miracle would, by definition, be a non-natural phenomenon, leading many writers to dismiss miracles as physically impossible (that is, requiring violation of established laws of physics within their domain of validity) or impossible to confirm by their nature (because all possible physical mechanisms can never be ruled out). The former position is expressed (for instance) by Thomas Jefferson, and the latter by David Hume. Theologians typically say that, with divine providence, God regularly works through nature yet, as a creator, may work without, above, or against it as well.


  1. miraculous

    Miraculous refers to an extraordinary event or phenomenon that cannot be explained by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency or a supernatural being. It often inspires awe, astonishment, or a sense of wonder due to its inexplicable nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miraculousadjective

    of the nature of a miracle; performed by supernatural power; effected by the direct agency of almighty power, and not by natural causes

  2. Miraculousadjective

    supernatural; wonderful

  3. Miraculousadjective


  4. Etymology: [F. miraculeux. See Miracle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of miraculous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of miraculous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of miraculous in a Sentence

  1. Barbara Hall:

    It's funny, to me, the way people refer to childbirth as a miraculous event. A miracle is something that defies nature. Only, childbirth has got to be the most natural thing in the world. Top three anyway. But, on the other hand, when you think about it, there's really no other word that fits. Sperm. Egg. A coincidental meshing of genetic information that will grow something that could write an opera or cook up some Napalm. It blows my mind.

  2. Rick Stanton:

    I'll stretch it to say that it was miraculous that all these things happened sequentially. It was a collaboration between thousands of people, it was exceptional planning, it was miraculous that everything happened but I'm not declaring it a miracle.

  3. Lee Brice:

    It has been a hard fought and miraculous journey since my stroke two years ago. I have gained a greater understanding of God's grace and how quickly events can change us. those letters brought me through the darkest of days.

  4. Arsene Wenger:

    ( It is) society's problem, more intelligent people than Arsene Wenger think about that and nobody has found a miraculous solution, it certainly starts from childhood education and an open-minded attitude.

  5. Norman Podhoretz:

    Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with it apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.

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