Definition of gigantic in English:



  • Of very great size or extent; huge or enormous.

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