Definition of gigantic
: exceeding the usual or expected (as in size, force, or prominence)
giganticallyplay \jī-ˈgan-ti-k(ə-)lē, jə-\ adverb
Examples of gigantic in a Sentence
a raccoon got into the trash and now there's a gigantic mess in our backyard
Recent Examples of gigantic from the Web
Elevated housing costs and crushing student debt are only a couple of the gigantic hurdles facing potential homebuyers of my generation right now.
Here's a YouTube video that includes launch footage of this gigantic missile.
Tropical Storm Cindy hasn't delayed the arrival of two gigantic new container cranes that will dramatically boost capacity at the Port of Mobile.
Singapore Airlines, the first airline to fly the A380, is preparing to return the first five jets in its fleet to two aircraft lessors — which in turn are trying desperately to remarket the gigantic planes as VIP private jets.
Flag Day dawned Wednesday with Statesville running afoul of a national company that wants to unfurl a gigantic American flag.
All of these actions and statements raise this gigantic question: Why is Trump so afraid of the Russia investigation?
Some have adopted dramatic plans to meet their people’s growing demand for power and one small, poor country is dealing with the bounty and, simultaneously, the burden of a gigantic oil discovery just off its coast.
With a brand new Grand Vortex campaign spanning an entirely new map, four new races (High Elves, Lizardmen, Dark Elves, and one unrevealed), and the ability post-release to hook both Total Warhammer games together into one gigantic map and campaign?
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Origin and Etymology of gigantic
Greek gigantikos, from gigant-, gigas giant
First Known Use: 1630See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of gigantic
GIGANTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gigantic for English Language Learners
: extremely large
GIGANTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of gigantic for Students
: extremely large or great (as in size, weight, or strength) Gigantic waves crashed on the beach.
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