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gigantic

adjective gi·gan·tic \jī-ˈgan-tik, jə-\

: extremely large

Full Definition of GIGANTIC

:  exceeding the usual or expected (as in size, force, or prominence)
gi·gan·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of GIGANTIC

  1. <a raccoon got into the trash and now there's a gigantic mess in our backyard>

Origin of GIGANTIC

Greek gigantikos, from gigant-, gigas giant
First Known Use: 1630

Synonym Discussion of GIGANTIC

enormous, immense, huge, vast, gigantic, colossal, mammoth mean exceedingly large. enormous and immense both suggest an exceeding of all ordinary bounds in size or amount or degree, but enormous often adds an implication of abnormality or monstrousness <an enormous expense> <an immense shopping mall>. huge commonly suggests an immensity of bulk or amount <incurred a huge debt>. vast usually suggests immensity of extent <the vast Russian steppes>. gigantic stresses the contrast with the size of others of the same kind <a gigantic sports stadium>. colossal applies especially to a human creation of stupendous or incredible dimensions <a colossal statue of Lincoln>. mammoth suggests both hugeness and ponderousness of bulk <a mammoth boulder>.

Rhymes with GIGANTIC

GIGANTIC Defined for Kids

gigantic

adjective gi·gan·tic \jī-ˈgan-tik\

Definition of GIGANTIC for Kids

:  extremely large or great (as in size, weight, or strength) <Gigantic waves crashed on the beach.>

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