Gig antic


[jahy-gan-tik, ji-]
very large; huge: a gigantic statue.
of, like, or befitting a giant.

1605–15; < Latin gigant- giant + -ic

gigantically, adverb
giganticness, noun

1. enormous, immense, prodigious, herculean, cyclopean, titanic. Gigantic, colossal, mammoth, monstrous are used of whatever is physically or metaphorically of great magnitude. Gigantic refers to the size of a giant, or to size or scope befitting a giant: a gigantic stalk of corn. Colossal refers to the size of a colossus, to anything huge or vast as befitting a hero or god: a colossal victory. Mammoth refers to the size of the animal of that name and is used especially of anything large and heavy: a mammoth battleship. Monstrous means strikingly unusual or out of the normal in some way, as in size: a monstrous blunder.

1. tiny. Unabridged
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gigantic (dʒaɪˈɡæntɪk)
1.  very large; enormous: a gigantic error
2.  Also: gigantesque of or suitable for giants
[C17: from Greek gigantikos, from gigasgiant]

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