British Slang For Wonderful (10 Examples)

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Slang & Language Enthusiast

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Compliments are one of the best things you can give to someone or something. Compliments are used for people, places, things, and everything in between, so your supply of compliment words should not be short. We listed below British slang words for ‘wonderful’ and hope you’ll get to use them in your conversations!

British Slang For Wonderful (In Alphabetical Order)

Ace

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The word ace means amazing, wonderful, or brilliant. Ace is also used as a verb that means to excel in school or had high scores in a test or interview. Ace is now a popular British slang for wonderful
  • Example: Your idea is ace! Let’s do it!

Ace

Blinding

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) Blinding is British slang for words like excellent, wonderful, and amazing. This term is far from what blinding is, which means losing sight.
  • Example: The point she made in the debate was blinding!

Blinding

Brill

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) Brill is British slang for wonderful. Sometimes, it is used as slang for excellent, which almost means the same as wonderful. Brill is short for ‘brilliant’ and has been a common slang of the younger generation.
  • Example: Your report earlier was brill! 

Brill

Fab

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) From the word fabulous, ‘fab’ is a popular British slang that means wonderful. Today, younger groups of people use this slang.
  • Example:  You are so fab! I love being your friend.

Fab

Gobsmacked

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) Gobsmacked is a term used when one is in awe or astounded by another person, an idea, or an occasion. Usually, this British slang is used to replace ‘wonderful.’ 
  • Example: She looked gobsmacked as she walked down the stairs.

Gobsmacked

Hunky-dory

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) Hunky-dory is British slang for ‘wonderful.’ it could also be used as slang for ‘fine’ or ‘quite satisfactory’ depending on the person using the slang. 
  • Example: Don’t overthink; you’re hunky-dory!

Hunky-dory

Ledge

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The word ‘ledge’ is a shortened version of ‘legend.’ it is used in exaggeration, and is a good replacement for the word ‘wonderful.’ This is a common British slang all over the country.
  • Example: The way he shot the last point before the time ran out was ledge!

Ledge

Smashing

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) When you use the word ‘smashing’, you describe a person as someone wonderful or you like a lot. It is one of the more popular British slang used globally today.
  • Example: The way she looked when I took her out on a date last night was smashing.

Smashing

Terrific

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The word ‘terrific’ is a common word that’s used worldwide. Today, it is used as British slang for ‘wonderful’ and is often used as an expression.
  • Example: You look terrific today.

Terrific

Wicked

  • Meaning:
  • (Adjective) The word ‘wicked’ actually means ‘evil’, but in British slang, it’s quite the opposite. Wicked is British slang for wonderful, and can also be used as an exclamation.
  • Example: What you did back there was wicked!

Wicked

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