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gargantuan

[gahr-gan-choo-uh n] /gɑrˈgæn tʃu ən/
adjective
1.
gigantic; enormous; colossal:
a gargantuan task.
Origin of gargantuan
1585-1595
1585-95; Gargantu(a) + -an
Synonyms
huge, mammoth, immense, vast, elephantine.
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gargantuan

/ɡɑːˈɡæntjʊən/
adjective
1.
(sometimes capital) huge; enormous
Usage note
Some people think that gargantuan should only be used to describe things connected with food: a gargantuan meal; his gargantuan appetite
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Word Origin and History for gargantuan
adj.

1590s, from Gargantua, large-mouthed giant in Rabelais' novels, supposedly from Spanish/Portuguese garganta "gullet, throat," which is from the same imitative root as gargle.

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