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Extremely large:‘ginormous piles of rubbish’
large, sizeable, of considerable size, substantial, considerable, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, epic, mountainous, megalithic, monstrous, brobdingnagianView synonyms
- ‘It probably also means the compensation clause should he be tempted away is absolutely ginormous.’
- ‘As I neared the car door, I stopped cold: I had come face-to-face with the biggest, ugliest, most ginormous insect I have ever seen in my entire life.’
- ‘I've never wished anything bad on anybody in my life but I admit that I hoped she'd explode to a ginormous size with pregnancy and find it as hard to shape up afterwards as the rest of the normal world.’
- ‘And an elephant's heart beats really slowly, as it is ginormous.’
- ‘The gym features two full-length courts, a ginormous weight room and state-of-the-art training rooms, but it's the other features that are more to the players liking.’
- ‘Sure, I'm not getting ginormous amounts of money, but I enjoy myself and I'm happy with it.’
- ‘She's blonde, she's stupid, and she has ginormous breasts.’
- ‘Due to the flame I received I was wondering if you could all do me a ginormous favor and point out all my typos and mistakes that you catch.’
- ‘Steve told me that Joe was six foot five, ginormous!’
- ‘The haircut magically makes your ginormous head look smaller, making hats seem bigger.’
- ‘With the cash left in the kitty I managed to also acquire something truly meaningful to improve staff morale - a ginormous plasma telly for the staff lunchroom.’
- ‘An infinitesimally small step for mankind, maybe, but one ginormous step for this unlucky man.’
- ‘On March 25, Katie, who was eight months pregnant at the time, looked ginormous.’
- ‘Home of the largest collection of modern art in Europe, as the ginormous banner draped over the outside proudly proclaimed.’
- ‘The boot - with 456 litres of space - is also pretty ginormous.’
- ‘Once she'd seen the ginormous battle ships, she throttled the engines on a shallow descent in a totally opposite direction.’
- ‘See, when we moved in a month ago, we bought a chest of drawers, which came in two ginormous boxes.’
- ‘The waves are ginormous and the experience of wipe-out scary as hell.’
- ‘Kelly squealed, wrapping her arms about the most ginormous pumpkin Mitch had ever seen.’
- ‘Then, come the year end, I have receipts for five envelopes, two stamps and a computer disk to set against my vast and ginormous tax bill.’
1940s (originally military slang): blend of giant and enormous.
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