from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Barely credible; astonishing: the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner.
- adj. Extremely pleasing or successful: a fabulous vacation.
- adj. Of the nature of a fable or myth; legendary.
- adj. Told of or celebrated in fables or legends.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or relating to fable, myth or legend.
- adj. characteristic of fables; marvelous, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable, absurd, extreme, or exaggerated.
- adj. fictional or not believable; made up.
- adj. known for telling fables or falsehoods; unreliable.
- adj. very good; outstanding, wonderful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious
- adj. beyond belief; exceedingly great.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Feigned or invented, as a story; fictitious; not true or real: as, a fabulous description or hero; the fabulous exploits of Hercules.
- Exceeding the bounds of probability or reason; not to be received as truth; incredible; hence, enormous; immense; amazing: as, a fabulous price; fabulous magnificence.
- Fabling; addicted to telling fables.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. barely credible
- adj. extremely pleasing
- adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
Middle English, mythical, from Old French fabuleux, from Latin fābulōsus, from fābula, fable; see fable.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French fabuleux or Latin fabulosus, "celebrated in fable". (Wiktionary)