prodigious

  • 1 Prodigious — Pro*di gious, a. [L. prodigiosus, fr. prodigium a prodigy; cf. F. prodigieux. See {Prodigy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous. [Obs. or R.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] It is prodigious to have thunder in …

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  • 2 prodigious — [adj1] huge, enormous big, colossal*, fantastic, giant, gigantic, gross, Herculean*, immeasurable, immense, inordinate, jumbo*, king size*, large, mammoth, massive, mighty, monstrous, monumental, mortal, stupendous, towering, tremendous, vast;… …

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  • 3 prodigious — I (amazing) adjective abnormal, anomalous, astonishing, astounding, bizarre, curious, dumbfounding, exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, freakish, grotesque, impressive, inconceivable, incredible, indescribable, marvelous, miraculous,… …

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  • 4 prodigious — 1550s, having the appearance of a prodigy, from L. prodigiosus strange, wonderful, marvelous, from prodigium (see PRODIGY (Cf. prodigy)). Meaning vast, enormous is from c.1600. Related: Prodigiously …

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  • 5 prodigious — *monstrous, tremendous, stupendous, monumental Analogous words: enormous, immense, *huge, vast, gigantic, mammoth, colossal: amazing, astounding, flabbergasting (see SURPRISE) …

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  • 6 prodigious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impressively large. DERIVATIVES prodigiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin prodigiosus, from prodigium portent …

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  • 7 prodigious — [prō dij′əs, prədij′əs] adj. [L prodigiosus, marvelous < prodigium: see PRODIGY] 1. wonderful; amazing 2. of great size, power, extent, etc.; enormous; huge 3. Obs. portentous prodigiously adv. prodigiousness n …

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  • 8 prodigious — pro|di|gious [prəˈdıdʒəs] adj [usually before noun] very large or great in a surprising or impressive way prodigious amounts/quantities of sth ▪ Some galaxies seem to release prodigious amounts of energy. ▪ the artist s prodigious output… …

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  • 9 prodigious — [[t]prədɪ̱ʤəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is prodigious is very large or impressive. [LITERARY] This business generates cash in prodigious amounts... He impressed all who met him with his prodigious memory. Derived words:… …

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  • 10 prodigious — prodigiously, adv. prodigiousness, n. /preuh dij euhs/, adj. 1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant. 2. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat. 3. abnormal; monstrous. 4. Obs. ominous. [1545… …

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  • 11 prodigious — pro|di|gious [ prə dıdʒəs ] adjective very great or impressive: prodigious feats of bravery his prodigious memory ╾ pro|di|gious|ly adverb …

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  • 12 prodigious — UK [prəˈdɪdʒəs] / US adjective very great or impressive prodigious feats of bravery his prodigious memory Derived word: prodigiously adverb …

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  • 13 prodigious — /prəˈdɪdʒəs / (say pruh dijuhs) adjective 1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious noise. 2. wonderful or marvellous: a prodigious feat. 3. abnormal; monstrous. {Latin prōdigiōsus} –prodigiously, adverb… …

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  • 14 prodigious — adj. Prodigious is used with these nouns: ↑memory, ↑output, ↑quantity, ↑talent …

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  • 15 prodigious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. immense, enormous, vast, gargantuan, huge; remarkable, wonderful; monstrous; astonishing. See wonder. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. huge, immense, monstrous; see large 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 16 prodigious — adjective extremely or surprisingly large or powerful: a prodigious feat prodigiously adverb …

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  • 17 prodigious — adjective prodigious quantities of food Syn: enormous, huge, colossal, immense, vast, great, massive, gigantic, mammoth, tremendous, inordinate, monumental; amazing, astonishing, astounding, staggering, stunning, remarkable …

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  • 18 prodigious — pro•di•gious [[t]prəˈdɪdʒ əs[/t]] adj. 1) extraordinary in size, amount, extent, etc 2) arousing admiration or amazement: a prodigious feat[/ex] 3) abnormal; monstrous 4) Obs. ominous • Etymology: 1545–55; < L prōdigiōsus marvelous. See… …

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  • 19 prodigious — adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. obsolete being an omen ; portentous b. resembling or befitting a prodigy ; strange, unusual 2. exciting amazement or wonder 3. extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree ; enormo …

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  • 20 prodigious — adjective Very big in size or quantity; gigantic; colossal; huge. Syn: gigantic, colossal, huge, enormous, Ruthian See Also …

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