prodigious


pro·di·gious

adjective \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

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