To me, the combination of sehr and wundervoll sounds a bit odd/clumsy and I’m wondering:

  • Am I alone?
  • If not, what could be the reason for it being odd?
  • Are there other adjectives that can’t be combined with sehr?
  • By the way: If I would ever feel the need to augment wundervoll, I would use ausgesprochen wundervoll.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 14:51
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    You should also note, that the word "wundervoll" is much rarer used in German Language than the word "wonderful" in an english context. To give your verbal expression a more German sound, better use »großartig«, »herrlich«, »hervorragend« or »traumhaft«. Even »wunderbar« is much better than »wundervoll«. In some phrases even more replacements are possible: »to get away wonderfully« = »glänzend miteinander auskommen«. Commented May 6, 2015 at 0:32

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  • No, you are not alone.
  • The word in itself expresses a degree of excitement that cannot be increased further.
  • Many. You find some quickly by browsing the synonyms of wundervoll: ausgezeichnet, einmalig, sensationell, exzellent... Go on with mathematical terms like unendlich, geradzahlig, dreieckig and finally discover the linguistic term Absolutadjektiv.

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