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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
Recent Examples of gargantuan from the Web
Eight years ago Engro bought the rights to one of Thar’s 13 blocks, containing 1% of the reserve (more than enough given the gargantuan size of the mine).
In fact, discriminatory lenders — and the discriminatory laws that empowered them — are among the primary causes for our nation’s gargantuan (and growing) racial wealth gap.
With Liverpool sitting on a £140m+ war chest after the gargantuan sale of Philippe Coutinho, talk has turned to who the Reds will sign in the Brazilian's place.
But our now-gargantuan public debt is largely the result of routine borrowing for current consumption.
The vehicle’s most striking feature is its gargantuan screen that stretches across the entire dashboard, which the company calls the Shared Experience Display.
At approximately 36,000 square miles, the Bentz's new district is gargantuan.
First, however, the gargantuan twin-fuselage, composite aircraft needs to get airborne.
Offenses are evolving rapidly and teams looking for head coaches are faced with the gargantuan task of finding the next big thing while also ensuring the candidate can handle the massive responsibility of leading 53 players.
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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
astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), elephantine, enormous, galactic, giant, gigantic, grand, herculean, heroic (also heroical), huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, mammoth, massive, mega, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, oceanic, planetary, prodigious, super, supersize, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping;
bantam, bitty, diminutive, infinitesimal, little bitty, micro, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), midget, miniature, minuscule, minute, pocket, pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee;
big, 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;
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