prodigious

[pruh-dij-uhs]
adjective
1.
extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant.
2.
wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat.
3.
abnormal; monstrous.
4.
Obsolete, ominous.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin prōdigiōsus marvelous. See prodigy, -ous

prodigiously, adverb
prodigiousness, noun
unprodigious, adjective
unprodigiously, adverb
unprodigiousness, noun

prodigious, prestigious.


1. enormous, immense, huge, gigantic, tremendous. 2. amazing, stupendous, astounding, wondrous, miraculous.


1. tiny. 2. ordinary.
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prodigious (prəˈdɪdʒəs)
 
adj
1.  vast in size, extent, power, etc
2.  wonderful or amazing
3.  obsolete threatening
 
[C16: from Latin prōdigiōsus marvellous, from prōdigium, see prodigy]
 
pro'digiously
 
adv
 
pro'digiousness
 
n

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prodigious
1550s, "having the appearance of a prodigy," from L. prodigiosus "strange, wonderful, marvelous," from prodigium (see prodigy). Meaning "vast, enormous" is from c.1600.
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Example sentences
Moreover, it mutates prodigiously, varying its protein sheath faster than drug
  designers can keep up.
Spurred by these findings, the experimental tendency in economics has expanded
  prodigiously.
And it is these, both groups of authors argue, which have been prodigiously
  affected by demography.
And he was prodigiously gifted at concocting puzzles.
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