fabulous vs mythic what difference

what is difference between fabulous and mythic



Borrowed from Latin fābulōsus (celebrated in fable).


  • IPA(key): /ˈfæbjʊləs/


fabulous (comparative more fabulous, superlative most fabulous)

  1. Of or relating to fable, myth or legend.
  2. Characteristic of fables; marvelous, extraordinary, incredible.
  3. Fictional or not believable; made up.
  4. (obsolete) Known for telling fables or falsehoods; unreliable.
  5. (slang) Very good; outstanding, wonderful.
  6. (slang or euphemistic) Gay or pertaining to gay people.
  7. (slang) Camp, effeminate.
  8. (slang) Fashionable, glamorous

Usage notes

  • In the sense of wonderful, the word is sometimes associated with gay men. This may be a result of its former usage among valley girls.


For quotations using this term, see Citations:fabulous.


  • Thesaurus:excellent
  • Thesaurus:gay

Derived terms

Related terms

  • fable




myth +‎ -ic (1660s), from Latin mythicus.


  • enPR: mĭth’ĭk, IPA(key): /ˈmɪθɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪθɪk


mythic (comparative more mythic, superlative most mythic)

  1. Mythical; existing in myth.
    • 1998, Chloé Diepenbrock, Gynecology and textuality: popular representations, page 88:
      Whitehead-Gould has become a mythic presence in the case history fairy-tale: the personification of the selfish woman who went back on her promise to deliver up her child to an unfulfilled aspiring mother.
    • 2010, Networks of Design: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society, page 161:
      By the mid-nineteenth century tartan had become a mythic material encompassing ideas of nationhood, clanship, and political allegiance seen through increasingly fashionable and spectacular forms.
  2. Larger-than-life.


  • thymic

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