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towering

[tou-er-ing] /ˈtaʊ ər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
very high or tall; lofty:
a towering oak.
2.
surpassing others; very great:
a towering figure in American poetry.
3.
rising to an extreme degree of violence or intensity:
a towering rage.
4.
beyond the proper or usual limits; inordinate; excessive:
towering pride; towering ambitions.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see tower1, -ing2
Related forms
toweringly, adverb
Synonyms
1. elevated. See high.
Antonyms
1. short.
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towering

/ˈtaʊərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
very tall; lofty
2.
outstanding, as in importance or stature
3.
(prenominal) very intense: a towering rage
Derived Forms
toweringly, adverb
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