Synonyms of large in English:

large


See definition of large

adjective

1‘a large house’

SYNONYMS

big, great, huge, of considerable size, sizeable, substantial, immense, enormous, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, cosmic, goodly, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrous

towering, tall, high, lofty

mighty, epic, inordinate, voluminous, unlimited, king-size, king-sized, giant-size, giant-sized, man-size, man-sized, outsize, oversized, overgrown, considerable, major, Brobdingnagian

cumbersome, unwieldy

informal jumbo, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, mega, humongous, monster, astronomical, dirty great

British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous

ANTONYMS

small

2‘a large red-faced man’

SYNONYMS

big, burly, heavy, tall, bulky, thickset, heavyset, chunky, strapping, powerfully built, hefty, muscular, muscle-bound, brawny, muscly, husky, solid, powerful, sturdy, solidly built, broad-shouldered, strong, big and strong, rugged, Herculean

fat, plump, overweight, chubby, stout, weighty, meaty, fleshy, portly, rotund, flabby, well fed, paunchy, Falstaffian, obese, gross, corpulent

buxom

informal hunky, hulking, beefy, roly-poly, tubby, pudgy, porky, well upholstered, broad in the beam

British informal podgy, fubsy

North American informal zaftig, corn-fed, lard-assed

ANTONYMS

small, thin

3‘a large supply of wool’

SYNONYMS

abundant, copious, plentiful, ample, liberal, generous, lavish, profuse, bountiful, bumper, boundless, teeming, overflowing, good, considerable, superabundant, opulent, handsome, galore, sufficient

informal tidy

literary plenteous

ANTONYMS

meagre, scanty

4‘the measure has large economic implications’

SYNONYMS

wide-reaching, far-reaching, wide-ranging, wide, sweeping, large-scale, broad, extensive, comprehensive, exhaustive, wholesale, global

ANTONYMS

trivial, petty


Phrases

    at large

      1‘fourteen criminals are still at large’

      SYNONYMS

      at liberty, free, on the loose, on the run, fugitive

      unconfined, unrestrained, roaming, loose, unbound, unrestricted, untied, unchained, unshackled, unfettered, set loose, wild

      North American informal

      on the lam

      ANTONYMS

      confined, in prison

      2‘society at large’

      SYNONYMS

      as a whole, as a body, generally, in general, in the main

      ANTONYMS

      in particular, specifically

      3‘he speaks at large of the choroid plexus’

      SYNONYMS

      in detail, with full details, exhaustively, at length, extensively

    by and large

      ‘the children, by and large, treated him well’

      SYNONYMS

      on the whole, generally, in general, altogether, all things considered, all in all, taking everything into consideration, for the most part, in the main, as a rule, overall, usually, normally, ordinarily, almost always, customarily, habitually, typically, mainly, mostly, basically, chiefly, predominantly, principally, substantially

      on average, in most cases, on balance, to all intents and purposes

      ‘by and large, all of the chapters follow the same format’

      SYNONYMS

      largely, mostly, mainly, to a large extent, to a great extent, to a great degree, on the whole, chiefly, generally, in general, predominantly, substantially, primarily, overall, for the most part, in the main, principally, in great measure, preponderantly, first and foremost, for all intents and purposes, basically

      usually, typically, commonly