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co·los·sal

 (kə-lŏs′əl)
adj.
1. Of great size, extent, or amount; immense. See Synonyms at enormous.
2. Of great scope or consequence; monumental: a colossal blunder.

[French, from Latin colossus, colossus; see colossus.]

co·los′sal·ly adv.

colossal

(kəˈlɒsəl)
adj
1. of immense size; huge; gigantic
2. (Art Terms) (in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size. Compare heroic7
3. (Architecture) architect Also: giant of or relating to the order of columns and pilasters that extend more than one storey in a façade
coˈlossally adv

co•los•sal

(kəˈlɒs əl)

adj.
1. extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge.
2. of or resembling a colossus.
[1705–15]
co•los′sal•ly, adv.
syn: See gigantic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colossal - so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

colossal

adjective huge, massive, vast, enormous, immense, titanic, gigantic, monumental, monstrous, mammoth, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), herculean, elephantine, ginormous (informal), humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) A colossal statue stands in the square. The task they face is colossal.
little, small, minute, average, tiny, ordinary, weak, slight, wee, miniature, diminutive, pygmy or pigmy

colossal

adjective
Translations
هائِل، طائِل
obrovský
kæmpemæssigkolossal
risastór
milžiniškas
kolosālsmilzīgs

colossal

[kəˈlɒsl] ADJcolosal, descomunal

colossal

[kəˈlɒsəl] adj [amount, scale] → colossal(e); [mistake] → monumental(e); [waste, failure] → colossal(e); [blow, damage] → énorme

colossal

adjriesig, ungeheuer, gewaltig; fool, cheek, mistakeungeheuer; car, man, park, lake, cityriesig; prices, damage, building alsokolossal

colossal

[kəˈlɒsl] adjcolossale

colossal

(kəˈlosəl) adjective
very big; enormous. a colossal increase in the price of books.
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A long, lingering, colossal sigh followed, and his heart broke.
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One, two--get out of the way," cried a colossal grenadier.