Bad: "It was a catastrophe."

Good: "It was a "??????????."

I think "miracle" almost works, but has connotations I don't intend. What's a word for something that was an incredible success beyond expectation?

  • Etymologically, it would be an anastrophe. That doesn’t really work in any situation I can think of, though. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Aug 14 at 5:54

Good: It was a marvel!!! (Also a wonder)

a thing or person that is very surprising or causes a lot of admiration.



A blessing.

A beneficial thing that occurs that engenders a feeling of being a gift, something to be grateful for.

Lit. ‘a gift from God’.




A situation which creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits. ‘As one would expect, most state and local governments responded to this apparent bonanza by increasing spending.’ (Oxford's Lexico)

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