monumental


mon·u·men·tal

adjective \ˌmän-yə-ˈmen-təl\

: very important

: very great or extreme

: of or relating to a monument

Full Definition of MONUMENTAL

1
:  of or relating to a monument
2
:  serving as or resembling a monument :  massive; also :  highly significant :  outstanding
3
:  very great <a monumental misunderstanding>
mon·u·men·tal·i·ty \-mən-ˈta-lə-tē, -ˌmen-\ noun
mon·u·men·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of MONUMENTAL

  1. It's more than a mistake; it's a case of monumental stupidity.
  2. the monumental complexity of the issue
  3. Repairing the damage will be a monumental task.
  4. The class was about modern monumental architecture.

First Known Use of MONUMENTAL

1604

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