One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a monumental task’
huge, great, enormous, gigantic, massive, colossal, mammoth, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, vast, prodigious, Herculean, titanic, gargantuan, staggering, exceptional, extraordinary
British informal ginormous
2‘a monumental error of judgement’
terrible, dreadful, awful, colossal, staggering, huge, enormous
catastrophic, unforgivable, indefensible
3‘the ballet is one of his most monumental works’
impressive, striking, outstanding, remarkable, magnificent, marvellous, majestic, stupendous, prodigious, ambitious, large-scale, grand, awe-inspiring, awesome, important, significant, distinguished, classic, memorable, transcendent, exalted, unforgettable, enduring, lasting, abiding, permanent, immortal, historic, epoch-making
4‘a monumental inscription’
commemorative, memorial, celebratory, commemorating, funerary
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