Marvel is a synonym of oddity.
As nouns the difference between oddity and marvel
is that oddity
is an odd or strange thing or opinion while marvel
is that which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
As a verb marvel is
to become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.
An odd or strange thing or opinion.
, title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1
, passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned. But he had then none of the oddities and mannerisms which I hold to be inseparable from genius, and which struck my attention in after days when I came in contact with the Celebrity.}}
A strange person; an oddball.
That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
* Bible, Exodus xxxiv. 10
* Sir Walter Scott
- I will do marvels such as have not been done.
- Use lessens marvel .
To become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.
* Bible, 1 John iii. 13
(obsolete) To marvel at.
- Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
(obsolete, transitive, used impersonally) To cause to marvel or be surprised.
* Richard the Redeless
- But much now me marvelleth .