Dictionary

prodigious

adjective pro·di·gious \prə-ˈdi-jəs\

: amazing or wonderful : very impressive

: very big

Full Definition of PRODIGIOUS

1
a obsolete :  being an omen :  portentous
b :  resembling or befitting a prodigy :  strange, unusual (see prodigy)
2
:  exciting amazement or wonder
3
:  extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree :  enormous
pro·di·gious·ly adverb
pro·di·gious·ness noun

Examples of PRODIGIOUS

  1. <stage magicians performing prodigious feats for rapt audiences>
  2. <a prodigious supply of canned food kept in the basement for emergencies>
  3. Graceful afield and afoot in his youth, he bullied into a prodigious slugger in his final years. —Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated, 28 July 2003

Origin of PRODIGIOUS

(see prodigy)
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with PRODIGIOUS

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: prodigusPrevious Word in the Dictionary: prodigal sonAll Words Near: prodigious
April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears