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Synonyms of 'spectacular'

(adjective) 
Definition
impressive, grand, or dramatic
The results have been spectacular.
Synonyms
impressive
The film's special effects are particularly impressive.
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striking
She was a striking woman with long blonde hair.
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dramatic
the film's dramatic special effects
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stunning (informal)
A stunning display of fireworks lit up the sky.
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marked
There has been a marked increase in crimes against property.
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grand
a grand building in the centre of town
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remarkable
He was a remarkable man.
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fantastic (informal)
I have a fantastic social life.
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magnificent
a magnificent country house in wooded grounds
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splendid
a splendid Victorian mansion
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dazzling
He gave a dazzling performance.
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sensational
The world champions suffered a sensational defeat.
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breathtaking
The house has breathtaking views from every room.
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eye-catching
skin-tight shorts in bold eye-catching stripes
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gee-whizz (slang)
Opposites
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unimpressive
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unostentatious
(noun) 
Definition
a spectacular show
a television spectacular
Synonyms
show
the Chelsea flower show
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display
a dazzling dance display
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spectacle
a director passionate about music and spectacle
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extravaganza
an all-night musical extravaganza

Additional synonyms

in the sense of breathtaking
Definition
causing awe or excitement
The house has breathtaking views from every room.
Synonyms
stunning (informal),
eye-popping (informal),
wondrous (archaic, literary),
jaw-dropping,
heart-stirring
in the sense of dazzling
He gave a dazzling performance.
in the sense of display
Definition
something displayed
a dazzling dance display

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