Marvel vs Amazing - What's the difference?

marvel | amazing |

As verbs the difference between marvel and amazing

is that marvel is to become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something while amazing is .

As a noun marvel

is that which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.

As an adjective amazing is

causing wonder and amazement; possessing uniquely wonderful qualities.

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(en noun)
  • That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
  • * Bible, Exodus xxxiv. 10
  • I will do marvels such as have not been done.
  • Wonder, astonishment.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Use lessens marvel .


  • To become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.
  • * Bible, 1 John iii. 13
  • Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
  • (obsolete) To marvel at.
  • (Wyclif)
  • (obsolete, transitive, used impersonally) To cause to marvel or be surprised.
  • * Richard the Redeless
  • But much now me marvelleth .




  • * 1848 , John Bunyan and Robert Philip, The Greatness of the Soul: And the Unspeakableness of the Loss Thereof , page 29, T. Nelson
  • How many things have men found out to the amazing of one another, to the wonderment of one another, to the begetting of endless commendations of one another in the world
  • * 1909 , John Fryer and William Crooke, A New Account of East India and Persia: Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681 , page 92, Hakluyt Society
  • Fancies to be persuaded of the confused Articulation of Multitudes met as in a Fair, conversing and making a chattering, to the amazing of them all.
  • * 1996 August 5, Tim Behrendsen, "Tim Behrendsen Lost and Spaced THE FINAL TRY",, Usenet
  • Amazing is judged relative what already exists, and Quake has the best underwater effects so far.
  • * 1997 November 30, Sir Frederick, "Pro-Mormons are amazing also",, Usenet
  • Reality, especially God's Reality is amazing. For instance that there is something rather than nothing is amazing. [... ] Amazing is amazing.
  • * 1999 July 13, Irma Dobkin and Mary Jo Peterson, Gracious Spaces , page xix, McGraw-Hill Professional
  • The amazing is happening.
  • * 2000 March 24, "Shadow", "Return of the Fulgore Rant!",, Usenet
  • All that is impossibly amazing is considered nothing, and the impossibly amazing is considered normal.
  • * 2001 February 3, Brian, "D3 weird FPS", Usenet
  • The amazing is that, in EXACTLY the same situation, the demo2 doesn't show this problem.
  • * 2003 June 23, Thomas Bernhard, Three Novellas , page 31, University of Chicago Press
  • Everything that amazes has its method, until we notice that the amazing is not amazing, has no method.
  • * 2004 October 23, MgClearwater, "George says: Joe and Brian stay..",, Usenet
  • Sheffield is an amazing athlete, how much of the amazing is provided from the Chemlab.
  • * 2006 May 16, Simon Baird, "monkeyGTD is amazing- a few questions and suggestions", GTD TiddlyWiki, Google goups
  • Cool! Of course 99% of the amazing is due to the "powered by TiddlyWiki" part of MonkeyGTD.. :)


    (en adjective)
  • Causing wonder and amazement; possessing uniquely wonderful qualities.
  • Synonyms

    * See

    Derived terms

    * amazingly * amazingness


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