prodigious
I (amazing) adjective abnormal, anomalous, astonishing, astounding, bizarre, curious, dumbfounding, exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, freakish, grotesque, impressive, inconceivable, incredible, indescribable, marvelous, miraculous, noteworthy, out of the common run, out of the ordinary, outlandish, overwhelming, peculiar, phenomenal, queer, remarkable, renowned, singular, startling, strange, striking, supernormal, surprising, unaccountable, unaccustomed, uncommon, unconventional, uncustomary, unexampled, unfamiliar, unheard of, unimaginable, unique, unprecedented, unthinkable, weird, wonderful, wondrous II (enormous) adjective astronomical, big, colossal, cydopean, elephantine, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, grand, great, Herculean, huge, immanis, immense, ingens, large, leviathan, mammoth, massive, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, sizable, stupendous, substantial, terrific, thumping, titanic, towering, tremendous, vast, whopping III index far reaching, noteworthy, portentous (eliciting amazement), special, unusual

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Prodigious — Pro*di gious, a. [L. prodigiosus, fr. prodigium a prodigy; cf. F. prodigieux. See {Prodigy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous. [Obs. or R.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] It is prodigious to have thunder in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prodigious — [adj1] huge, enormous big, colossal*, fantastic, giant, gigantic, gross, Herculean*, immeasurable, immense, inordinate, jumbo*, king size*, large, mammoth, massive, mighty, monstrous, monumental, mortal, stupendous, towering, tremendous, vast;… …   New thesaurus

  • prodigious — 1550s, having the appearance of a prodigy, from L. prodigiosus strange, wonderful, marvelous, from prodigium (see PRODIGY (Cf. prodigy)). Meaning vast, enormous is from c.1600. Related: Prodigiously …   Etymology dictionary

  • prodigious — *monstrous, tremendous, stupendous, monumental Analogous words: enormous, immense, *huge, vast, gigantic, mammoth, colossal: amazing, astounding, flabbergasting (see SURPRISE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prodigious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impressively large. DERIVATIVES prodigiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin prodigiosus, from prodigium portent …   English terms dictionary

  • prodigious — [prō dij′əs, prədij′əs] adj. [L prodigiosus, marvelous < prodigium: see PRODIGY] 1. wonderful; amazing 2. of great size, power, extent, etc.; enormous; huge 3. Obs. portentous prodigiously adv. prodigiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • prodigious — pro|di|gious [prəˈdıdʒəs] adj [usually before noun] very large or great in a surprising or impressive way prodigious amounts/quantities of sth ▪ Some galaxies seem to release prodigious amounts of energy. ▪ the artist s prodigious output… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prodigious — [[t]prədɪ̱ʤəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is prodigious is very large or impressive. [LITERARY] This business generates cash in prodigious amounts... He impressed all who met him with his prodigious memory. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • prodigious — prodigiously, adv. prodigiousness, n. /preuh dij euhs/, adj. 1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant. 2. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat. 3. abnormal; monstrous. 4. Obs. ominous. [1545… …   Universalium

  • prodigious — pro|di|gious [ prə dıdʒəs ] adjective very great or impressive: prodigious feats of bravery his prodigious memory ╾ pro|di|gious|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.