Marvelous vs Odd - What's the difference?

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Marvelous is a related term of odd.

As an adjective marvelous

is (us) exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

As an initialism odd is

oppositional defiant disorder.



Alternative forms

* (UK ) marvellous


(en adjective)
  • (US) Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
  • I went to a marvelous party last week.




  • (not comparable) Single; sole; singular; not having a mate.
  • (obsolete) Singular in excellence; unique; sole; matchless; peerless; famous.
  • Singular in looks or character; peculiar; eccentric.
  • Strange, unusual.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.}}
  • (not comparable) Occasional; infrequent.
  • * (Sir Walter Scott), Guy Mannering – or The Astrologer
  • I assure you, if I were Hazlewood I should look on his compliments, his bowings, his cloakings, his shawlings, and his handings with some little suspicion; and truly I think Hazlewood does so too at some odd times.
  • (not comparable) Left over, remaining when the rest have been grouped.
  • (not comparable) Casual, irregular, not planned.
  • (not comparable, in combination with a number, not comparable) About, approximately.
  • (not comparable) Not divisible by two; not even.
  • Synonyms

    * (not having a mate) single, mismatched * (strange) bizarre, peculiar, queer, rum, strange, unusual, weird, fremd * (about) about, approximately, around * See also


    * (not divisible by two) even

    Derived terms

    * oddball * odd duck * odd one out * odds


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