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monumental

[mon-yuh-men-tl]
adjective
1.
resembling a monument; massive or imposing.
2.
exceptionally great, as in quantity, quality, extent, or degree: a monumental work.
3.
of historical or enduring significance: a monumental victory.
4.
Fine Arts. having the quality of being larger than life; of heroic scale.
5.
of or pertaining to a monument or monuments.
6.
serving as a monument.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin monumentālis. See monument, -al1

monumentalism, noun
monumentality, noun
monumentally, adverb
premonumental, adjective
unmonumental, adjective


1. immense, colossal.
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monumental (ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  like a monument, esp in large size, endurance, or importance: a monumental work of art
2.  of, relating to, or being a monument
3.  informal (intensifier): monumental stupidity
 
monumen'tality
 
n
 
monu'mentally
 
adv

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monumental
1650s in the loose sense of "vast, stupendous;" see monument.
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