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towering

adjective tow·er·ing \ˈta(-ə)r-iŋ\

: very tall

: very powerful or intense

: very great or impressive

Full Definition of TOWERING

1
:  impressively high or great :  imposing <towering pines>
2
:  reaching a high point of intensity :  overwhelming <a towering rage>
3
:  going beyond proper bounds :  excessive <towering ambitions>
tow·er·ing·ly adverb
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Examples of TOWERING

  1. He flew into a towering rage.
  2. <the towering mountain peaks of the Rockies>

First Known Use of TOWERING

1592
TOWERING Defined for Kids

towering

adjective tow·er·ing \ˈta-ər-iŋ\

Definition of TOWERING for Kids

1
:  rising high :  tall <Another match … illuminated a massive, towering, teetering pile of … soup bowls. — Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux>
2
:  very powerful or intense <a towering rage>
3
:  going beyond proper bounds <towering ambition>

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