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Of very great size or extent; huge or enormous.‘a gigantic concrete tower’
huge, enormous, vast, extensive, expansive, broad, widevery big, very large, great, giant, massive, colossal, mammoth, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumentalboundless, immeasurable, limitless, infinite, cosmicepic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, herculean, brobdingnagian, substantialmega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical, astronomicwhacking, whacking great, ginormousView synonyms
- ‘What started as a small bonfire has grown to the size of a gigantic tip.’
- ‘He suddenly tenses up as he tells me this gigantic bus has just cut them off.’
- ‘Over at the machinery section, farmers gazed longingly at some of the latest gigantic tractors.’
- ‘His emblematic white mullet and gigantic cigar are reassuringly in place.’
- ‘I had no other choice, though I'm sure it will turn out to be a gigantic mistake.’
- ‘Yet the gigantic profits of the big banks would seem to suggest otherwise.’
- ‘The lake acts as a gigantic solar panel, and a ring of mountains retains the heat.’
- ‘And thus, money was saved on the editing budget and a gigantic media star was born in the process.’
- ‘No ugly gigantic ramps will be needed to drive up to bus station level.’
- ‘Animation is a genre that has taken gigantic strides in creativity and in the use of technology.’
- ‘It looks like a gigantic version of a very cheap plastic Christmas tree.’
- ‘The hunt for a house has been a gigantic part of my life for the last year so I'm bound to feel as if there's something missing.’
- ‘Most of those wars would not be possible without the diligent efforts of the West's gigantic arms trade.’
- ‘A gigantic greenhouse is now a ruined heap - a victim of the weekend's heavy snowfall.’
- ‘There was a gigantic tower on the bar graph for the number of people who were sick on a Monday.’
- ‘Gas is transported in gigantic tankers and stored in tanks so cold that they create permafrost around them.’
- ‘I stepped out of the airport at 6.30 am and walked into what seemed to be a gigantic sauna.’
- ‘The ground floor is a gigantic L-shaped open-plan dining room, kitchen and living room.’
- ‘I get confused between giant prawns, crayfish and langoustine, but these were gigantic.’
- ‘Finally, someone suggested a gigantic net be hung under the bridge to catch any who fell.’
Early 17th century (in the sense like or suited to a giant): from Latin gigas, gigant- (see giant) + -ic.
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