First Known Use of outsize
Examples of outsize in a Sentence
an outsize cat who weighs 25 pounds
she likes to make dramatic appearances wearing her trademark outsize sunglasses
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Because of Marlboro’s outsize share of the California market, at more than 50%, the brand was particularly sensitive to the tax increase, Altria Chief Executive Marty Barrington said on a call with analysts.
Brown commands the first act with his outsize anecdotes, touching on the JFK assassination but mostly dealing with the 9/11 attacks and a third building which imploded near the other two.
The analyses of the impact of such massive changes have assumed outsize significance given the calendar.
But these stragglers face an outsize chance of getting picked off by predators.
Majda: This diminutive, unpretentious restaurant in Ein Rafa, in the hills outside Jerusalem, has earned an outsize reputation thanks to its playful way of turning regional staples—from falafel to kebabs—on their heads.
The year also saw the rise of two rival protest factions whose modest contingents left an outsize imprint.
Haroon Ullah, Broadcasting Board of Governors' chief strategy officer, said ISIS and people affiliated with ISIS use social media to find outsize influence beyond any borders.
Manafort entered the Trump campaign already an outsize figure – one who had burst onto the political scene in 1976 with his work at the Republican convention for President Gerald Ford.
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First Known Use of outsize
Synonymsastronomical (also astronomic), Brobdingnagian, bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, 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, huge (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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