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Bigger than the usual size.‘an oversized T-shirt’
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, brobdingnagianwell built, sturdily built, heavily built, sturdy, brawny, burly, broad-shouldered, muscular, muscly, well muscled, robust, rugged, lusty, herculean, bulky, strapping, thickset, stocky, solid, hefty, meatyView synonyms
- ‘The little burg where I live often gets compared to an oversized country town, for a number of reasons.’
- ‘I am in search of a comfortable outside chair and an oversized fan.’
- ‘That's the oversized mandalas he's speaking about, the ones he created in New York.’
- ‘Calling me back, she pointed to an oversized letter B on a pillar about a foot and a half away from where I was standing.’
- ‘It's a pity that some researchers choose to turn their oversized skulls to such unworthy subjects.’
- ‘Also wrong are giant paperclips, really big cutlery and oversized furniture.’
- ‘Consider purchasing an oversize sweater in good condition from a local thrift shop or rummage sale and cutting a new sweater from it.’
- ‘He was wearing an oversized leather jacket with enormous epaulets and was buying some Gouda.’
- ‘Bring a chair and sit on it, then weep into an oversized handkerchief.’
- ‘The mains arrived on big white plates, looking like oversized palates of paint with sauces vibrantly red.’
- ‘He said oversized and illuminated signs were not appropriate in the area.’
- ‘When are you going to put them all in an oversized coffee table book, Ralph?’
- ‘There will always be something about a Merc that makes you want to wear platinum jewellery and oversized vests.’
- ‘Her fashion changed from designer jeans and colourful tops to black and oversized baggy clothes.’
- ‘Avoid yanking on zippers or buckles, and don't force oversized or heavy objects inside.’
- ‘Large, oversized artworks also provide immediate impact, and a sense of individual character.’
- ‘We have more oversized urns than anyone might consider at all rational.’
- ‘They were squatted all along the river bank with oversized pads of cartridge paper and soft dark pencils.’
- ‘I pick up the oversized menu and clench it so tight I start to get a cramp in my thumb.’
- ‘If you think you are not voluptuous enough, then a belted coat with an oversized collar makes the waist look smaller.’
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