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
Last year, San Diego County received roughly 40 percent of its water from the Met, down significantly from the early 1990s when that number was a whopping 95 percent, according to agency data.
Over the weekend, John Travolta’s film Gotti drummed up some rough publicity after earning a whopping 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The group found in a 2016 report that this group accounted for a whopping 99 percent of growth in the jail population over the past 15 years.
The explosive growth in high school female athletes was a whopping 1,000 percent, bringing along with them almost as many Dad Fans.
The last time two Democrats faced off in the general election, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and then-congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in 2016, exit polls showed a whopping 35 percent of Republicans didn’t vote in the race.
That number is up a whopping 25 percent since 2016.
What’s Nominated? Guillermo del Toro’s amphibian love story The Shape of Water leads the pack with a whopping 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress for Richard Jenkins and Sally Hawkins, respectively.
Also up for the award is Richard Deakins, a veteran of movies like The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, and Skyfall who — despite a whopping fourteen nominations — has never won an Oscar.
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astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, 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;
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;
WHOPPING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whopping for English Language Learners
: very large, impressive, etc.
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