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Extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree.‘the cost of restoration has been immense’‘a factor of immense importance’
huge, vast, massive, enormous, gigantic, colossal, cosmic, great, very large, very big, extensive, expansive, monumental, towering, mountainous, tremendous, prodigious, substantialgiant, elephantine, monstrous, mammoth, titanic, brobdingnagian, king-size, king-sizedmega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulkingwhacking, whacking great, ginormousView synonyms
- ‘I think the first lesson I would learn out of that is that the inertia involved in that is immense.’
- ‘He certainly used it in the sense of destiny that is carved out by immense human efforts.’
- ‘All I see is a flash of blue scales, then an immense, burning pain on my right cheek.’
- ‘He also appears to have immense powers but will not use them when they are most required.’
- ‘To her immense credit Jenni did a courageous job of keeping us informed but there was only so much she could do.’
- ‘Those trade union leaders should be calling action like Thursday's on an immense scale.’
- ‘No matter how carefully guided these weapons may be, the loss of civilian life will be immense.’
- ‘But they are right and bold to do so, when the prize of its achievement is so immense.’
- ‘It's cold and dark here in my little rowing boat and the waters are murky and beset with immense danger.’
- ‘So what we must now do is begin the immense task with a few practical steps.’
- ‘The change is small, just one word, but the implied change in attitude and status is immense.’
- ‘And, of course, it kept catching the wind so it was like trying to move an immense kite!’
- ‘He added that it had been an experience and an immense honour to serve on the council.’
- ‘His learning was as vast as was his obstinacy immense in the matter of accepting change.’
- ‘He has immense mood swings, and has to be constantly reminded how good he is.’
- ‘He still has immense energy to drive the group and he still gets up in the morning with the determination to win.’
- ‘They've managed to capture an immense sound, which is quite a feat for a three-piece.’
- ‘The past year has filled me with immense pride in Aberdeen and the commitment shown by staff at all levels.’
- ‘I was told the hard disk was so immense that I would never need to buy another computer ever again.’
- ‘Coupled with his immense physical and athletic gifts, it made him nearly unstoppable.’
Late Middle English: via French from Latin immensus immeasurable, from in- not + mensus measured (past participle of metiri).
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