fabulous vs mythical what difference

what is difference between fabulous and mythical

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fābulōsus (celebrated in fable).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæbjʊləs/

Adjective

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.

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:fabulous.

Synonyms

  • Thesaurus:excellent
  • Thesaurus:gay

Derived terms

Related terms

  • fable

Translations



English

Etymology

myth +‎ -ical

Pronunciation

  • enPR: mĭth’ĭkəl, IPA(key): /ˈmɪθɪkəl/

Adjective

mythical (comparative more mythical, superlative most mythical)

  1. Existing in myth.
  2. (by extension) Not real; false or fabricated.

Synonyms

  • mythic
  • legendary

Derived terms

  • mythicality
  • mythicalness

Translations

See also

  • mythological

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