Examples of whopping in a Sentence
The play was a whopping success.
The car sped by at a whopping 110 miles per hour.
Recent Examples of whopping from the Web
His support among white men without a college degree dropped a whopping 12 points, to 56 percent.
The Granite State's median household income last year was a whopping $76,260, nearly 30 percent higher than the national median of $59,039, according to the Census.
Only about one-third of Japanese people approve of Shinzo Abe, their prime minister; a whopping 51% disapprove.
Pastoor finished with six aces and a whopping 14 service points for West (7-4).
New mother and wife-to-be, Serena Williams is selling her Bel Air, Los Angeles home for a whopping $12 million.
In this case, the little guy is Texas’ smallest Class 5A team — Fort Worth Young Men’s Leadership Academy, with a whopping 177 kids — which beat Fort Worth North Side 38-14 to make the playoffs in just its second year.
This is big news for the city’s education landscape – a whopping five BASIS Curriculum Schools populate the latest U.S. News and World Report top 10 high schools list.
But once a streetcar is built along First Avenue in downtown Seattle, the city Department of Transportation (SDOT) expects fares to cover a whopping 56 percent of operating costs for the three lines.
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First Known Use of whopping
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, huge
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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