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1‘a towering skyscraper’
high, tall, lofty, elevated, soaring, sky-high, sky-scraping, steep, mountainous, imposing, multistorey
giant, gigantic, enormous, huge, colossal, vast, immense, massive, monstrous, mammoth, monumental, titanic, Brobdingnagian
informal hulking, whopping, ginormous
2‘a towering rock idol’
outstanding, pre-eminent, leading, foremost, finest, chief, excellent, distinguished, prominent, eminent, important, major, star, top, topmost, surpassing, superior, supreme, exceptional, stellar, great, incomparable, unrivalled, unsurpassed, peerless, matchless, unequalled, famous, renowned, celebrated, illustrious, extraordinary
3‘he was in a towering rage’
extreme, fierce, terrible, intense, overpowering, mighty, violent, fiery, unrestrained, vehement, passionate, ardent, immoderate, intemperate, inordinate, frenzied, fanatical, zealous, frantic, deep
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