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gi·gan·tic

 (jī-găn′tĭk)
adj.
1. Exceedingly large in size, extent, or amount, especially for its kind: a gigantic toadstool. See Synonyms at enormous.
2. Very great in scope or importance: a gigantic mistake.

[From Latin gigās, gigant-, giant; see giant, or from Greek gigantikos (from gigās, gigant-, giant).]

gi·gan′ti·cal·ly adv.

gigantic

(dʒaɪˈɡæntɪk)
adj
1. very large; enormous: a gigantic error.
2. Also: gigantesque of or suitable for giants
[C17: from Greek gigantikos, from gigas giant]
giˈgantically adv
giˈganticness n

gi•gan•tic

(dʒaɪˈgæn tɪk, dʒɪ-)

adj.
1. very large; huge: a gigantic statue.
2. of, like, or befitting a giant.
[1605–15]
gi•gan′ti•cal•ly, adv.
gi•gan′tic•ness, n.
syn: gigantic, colossal, mammoth are used of whatever is physically or metaphorically of great magnitude. gigantic refers to the size of a giant, or to anything that is of unusually large size: a gigantic country. colossal refers to the awesome effect and extraordinary size or power of a colossus or of something of similar size, scope, or effect: a colossal mistake. mammoth refers to the size of the animal of that name and is used esp. of anything large and heavy: a mammoth battleship.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gigantic - so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth; "a gigantic redwood"; "gigantic disappointment"; "a mammoth ship"; "a mammoth multinational corporation"
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"

gigantic

adjective huge, great, large, giant, massive, vast, enormous, extensive, tremendous, immense, titanic, jumbo (informal), monumental, monstrous, mammoth, colossal, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, stupendous, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), herculean, elephantine, ginormous (informal), Brobdingnagian, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) The road is bordered by gigantic rocks.
little, small, tiny, miniature, insignificant, diminutive, puny

gigantic

adjective
Translations
ضَخْم، عِمْلاقعِمْلَاق
gigantickýobrovský
gigantiskkæmpemæssig
jättiläismäinen
golem
risavaxinn
巨大な
거대한
gigantiškas
gigantisks
orjaški
gigantisk
มโหฬาร
khổng lồ

gigantic

[dʒaɪˈgæntɪk] ADJgigantesco

gigantic

[dʒaɪˈgæntɪk] adj
[thing] → gigantesque
[task] → colossal(e)

gigantic

adjriesig, riesengroß; building, man, task alsogigantisch; appetite, mistakeriesig, gewaltig; amountriesenhaft, enorm; of gigantic proportionsvon riesigen Ausmaßen

gigantic

[dʒaɪˈgæntɪk] adjgigantesco/a

gigantic

(dʒaiˈgӕntik) adjective
very large. a gigantic wave.

gigantic

عِمْلَاق gigantický gigantisk gigantisch γιγάντειος colosal jättiläismäinen gigantesque golem gigantesco 巨大な 거대한 gigantisch kjempesvær gigantyczny gigantesco громадный gigantisk มโหฬาร devasa khổng lồ 巨大的
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The thunderclaps, treading one on the heels of another and with a strange crackling accompaniment, sounded more like the working of a gigantic electric machine than the usual detonating reverberations.
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