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Examples of gargantuan in a Sentence
a creature of gargantuan proportions
people seem to be buying ever more gargantuan SUVs these days
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Merkin has, as part of his gargantuan fortune, a blonde wife (Miriam Silverman) with an MBA — and anyone who knows Akhtar’s earlier play, Disgraced, knows about the dangers of blonde wives.
While much of the speculation has centered on the company’s Fremont plant, its gargantuan battery facility in Nevada is also a critical part of the production story.
The gargantuan black form invades his body, entering his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, enveloping him whole.
From this vantage point, Garoppolo, who turns 26 Thursday, is a far better option than signing Cousins to a gargantuan contract.
Meanwhile, income inequality between racial groups in the U.S. remains gargantuan.
On the menu are some hits from the first Succotash: gargantuan portions of fried chicken and slabs of pork ribs served on plates designed to look like Grandma’s china.
Bobby’s back, all resets to the previous normal, as the Panthers hope fans see that Dale Tallon is back in charge, everything resets after that stinky gargantuan brain fart of 2016-17.
Pierce Brosnan wielded the wildest technology as the franchise contended with increasingly gargantuan blockbusters.
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Did You Know?
Gargantua is the name of a giant king in François Rabelais's 16th-century satiric novel Gargantua. All of the details of Gargantua's life befit a giant. He rides a colossal mare whose tail switches so violently that it fells the entire forest of Orleans. He has an enormous appetite - in one memorable incident, he inadvertently swallows five pilgrims while eating a salad. The scale of everything connected with Gargantua gave rise to the adjective "gargantuan," which since Shakespeare's time has been used of anything of tremendous size or volume.
Origin and Etymology of gargantuan
First Known Use: 1596See Words from the same year
Synonymsastronomical (also astronomic), Brobdingnagian, bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, huge, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, grand, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, mammoth, massive, mega, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, oceanic, pharaonic, planetary, prodigious, super, super-duper, supersize, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping
Antonymsbantam, bitty, diminutive, infinitesimal, Lilliputian, little bitty, micro, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), midget, miniature, minuscule, minute, pocket, pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee
Related Wordsbig, bulky, considerable, extensive, good, goodly, great, gross, handsome, hefty, hulking, largish, major, outsize (also outsized), overgrown, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous; august, formidable, grandiose, imposing, lofty, majestic; cavernous, monolithic, overwhelming, staggering, stupendous, towering; boundless, immeasurable, infinite
Near Antonymslittle, mini, petite, pint-size (or pint-sized), puny, small, smallish, undersized (also undersize); dinky, dwarfish, half-pint
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