Thesaurus

big

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of big

  1. 1 having great meaning or lasting effect there will be a big meeting to resolve the issue Synonyms of big important, consequential, earthshaking, earth-shattering, eventful, historic, major, material, meaningful, momentous, monumental, much, significant, substantial, tectonic, weightyWords Related to big decisive, fatal, fateful, strategic; earnest, grave, heavy, serious, sincere; distinctive, exceptional, impressive, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; valuable, worthwhile, worthy; distinguished, eminent, great, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious; famous, notorious, renowned; all-important, central, critical, crucial, essential, key, pivotal, seminal, vitalNear Antonyms of big paltry, petty, worthless; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknownAntonyms of big inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, minor, negligible, slight, small, trifling, trivial, unimportant

  2. 2 of a size greater than average of its kind bought a big apple to quench his raging appetite Synonyms of big large, biggish, boxcar, bulky, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, hefty, hulking, husky, largish, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminousWords Related to big astronomical (also astronomic), Brobdingnagian, bumper, Bunyanesque, cavernous, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, gigantic, gross, hellacious, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, major, mammoth, massive, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, pharaonic, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, super, super-duper, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping; excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, inordinate; abundant, ample, appreciable, copious, plentiful; fat, thick; capacious, commodious, roomy, spaciousNear Antonyms of big diminutive, half-pint, infinitesimal, Lilliputian, little-bitty, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), mini, miniature, minuscule, minute, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee; petite, slender, slight, slim, thinAntonyms of big bantam, dinky, dwarf, dwarfish, little, puny, shrimpy, small, smallish, undersized (also undersize)

  3. 3 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature how big of you to give your subordinates most of the credit Synonyms of big noble, chivalrous, elevated, gallant, great, greathearted, high, high-minded, lofty, lordly, magnanimous, natural, sublimeWords Related to big ennobled, exalted, glorified; heroic (also heroical), honorable, valiant, venerable, worthy; knightly, princely, regal; inspiring, moving, numinous, uplifting; august, magnificent, majesticNear Antonyms of big sordid, squalid, vile, wretched; abominable, contemptible, despicable, detestable, hateful, offensive, repulsive, ugly, vicious; dastardly, dirty, lousy, sorry; little, mean, narrow, small-minded; degrading, discreditable, humiliating, ignominious; coarse, crude, vulgarAntonyms of big base, debased, degenerate, degraded, ignoble, low

  4. 4 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor) inexperienced wine drinkers should not start with such a big wine Synonyms of big full-bodied, concentrated, full, heady, lusty, muscular, plush, potent, rich, robust, strongWords Related to big heavy; straight, undiluted, unmixed; high-octane, high-test; enriched, fortified; concentratedNear Antonyms of big dilute, diluted, watered-down, wateryAntonyms of big delicate, light, mild, thin, thinned, weak, weakened

  5. 5 coming before all others in importance the big story that year was the assassination of the president Synonyms of big arch, foremost, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign (also sovran), supremeWords Related to big distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled (or unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renownedNear Antonyms of big inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiaryAntonyms of big last, least

  6. 6 enjoying widespread favor or approval jackets with very wide lapels were big that year Synonyms of big popular, crowd-pleasing, du jour, faddish, faddy, fashionable, favorite, happening, hot, in, large, modish, pop, popularized, red-hot, vogue, voguishWords Related to big semipopular; favorite, preferred, selected; desirable, liked, wanted; celebrated, famed, famous, noted, notorious, prominent, renowned, well-known; fabled, fabulous, legendary; leading, notable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; important, significantNear Antonyms of big washed-up; despised, detested, disliked, hated, rejected; insignificant, unimportant; indistinguished, unexceptional; anonymous, nameless, obscure, unknown; inconspicuousAntonyms of big out, unfashionable, unpopular

  7. 7 containing unborn young within the body a mare big with a foal Synonyms of big pregnant, caught, enceinte, expectant, expecting, gone, gravid, heavy, quick [archaic]Words Related to big parturient, prenatal; childbearing, gestational; brooding; conceiving, impregnatedNear Antonyms of big barren, infertile; aborting, miscarrying; deliveredAntonyms of big nonpregnant


big

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of big

  1. 1 one of high position or importance within a group with that new promotion he's now one of the bigs in the company Synonyms of big big shot, big boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big leaguer, big-timer, big wheel, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), honcho, kahuna, kingfish, kingpin, major leaguer, muckety-muck (also muck-a-muck or mucky-muck), nabob, nawab, nibs, nob [chiefly British], pooh-bah (also poo-bah), wheelWords Related to big baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, magnate, mogul, prince, tycoon; VIPNear Antonyms of big inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity, obscurityAntonyms of big lightweight, nobody, nonentity, nothing, shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch

  2. 2 usually bigs pl  the highest level of a field of endeavor when a candidate is running for president, he's playing in the bigs and cannot afford to make major mistakes Synonyms of big big time(s), big league(s), major leagueWords Related to big establishment, old guard



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