prodigious
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɹəˈdɪd͡ʒəs/
Adjective

prodigious

  1. Very big in size or quantity; gigantic; colossal; huge.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] […], OCLC 731622352 ↗:
      Its prodigious size made me shrink again; yet I could not, without pleasure, behold, and even ventur'd to feel, such a length, such a breadth of animated ivory!
  2. Extraordinarily exciting or amazing.
  3. (obsolete) Ominous, portentous.
  4. Monstrous; freakish.
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