Synonyms of big in English:

big


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adjective

1‘a big garden’

SYNONYMS

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, Brobdingnagian

towering, tall, high, lofty

outsize, oversized, overgrown, cumbersome, unwieldy

inordinate, unlimited, goodly

capacious, voluminous, commodious, spacious, good-size, good-sized, fair-size, fair-sized

king-size, king-sized, man-size, family-size, family-sized, economy-size, economy-sized

informal jumbo, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, bumper, mega, humongous, monster, astronomical, cosmic, almighty, dirty great, socking great, tidy

British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous

literary massy

ANTONYMS

small, little

2‘a big man with a square red face’

SYNONYMS

well built, sturdily built, heavily built, sturdy, brawny, burly, broad-shouldered, muscular, muscly, well muscled, robust, rugged, lusty, Herculean, bulky, strapping, thickset, stocky, solid, hefty, meaty

tall, huge, gigantic

fat, stout, portly, plump, heavy, overweight, oversize, fleshy, paunchy, corpulent, obese, gargantuan, elephantine

informal hunky, hulking, beefy, husky

North American informal buff

dated stalwart

literary thewy, stark

ANTONYMS

small, slight, short

3‘you're a big girl now’

SYNONYMS

grown-up, adult, mature, grown, full grown

elder, older

4‘it's a big decision, so don't rush it’

SYNONYMS

important, significant, major, of great import, of significance, momentous, of moment, weighty, consequential, of consequence, far-reaching, key, vital, critical, crucial, life-and-death, high-priority, serious, grave, solemn

no joke, no laughing matter

ANTONYMS

minor, unimportant, trivial

5‘a big man in the government’

SYNONYMS

powerful, important, prominent, influential, high-powered, leading, pre-eminent, of high standing, outstanding, well known, eminent, distinguished, principal, foremost, noteworthy, notable, noted

North American major-league

ANTONYMS

unimportant, obscure

6‘a small company with big plans’

SYNONYMS

ambitious, far-reaching, on a grand scale

grandiose, unrealistic, overambitious

ANTONYMS

modest

7‘she's got a big heart’

SYNONYMS

generous, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, caring, compassionate, loving, benevolent, magnanimous, unselfish, altruistic, selfless, philanthropic

8‘African bands are big in Britain’

SYNONYMS

popular, successful, commercially successful, in demand, sought-after, all the rage

hot, in, cool, trendy, now, hip

British dated all the go


Phrases

    too big for one's boots

      SYNONYMS

      conceited, full of oneself, cocky, boastful, arrogant, cocksure, above oneself, self-important, immodest, swaggering, strutting

      vain, self-satisfied, self-congratulatory, pleased with oneself, self-loving, in love with oneself, self-admiring, self-regarding, smug, complacent

      big-headed, swollen-headed

      literary

      vainglorious

      rare

      peacockish

      ANTONYMS

      modest