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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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Out of many of them he formed a truth that arose gigantic in his mind.
The words were barely uttered, when he encountered a savage of gigantic stature, of the fiercest mien.
The great unfinished serpent-like flume, crossing the river on gigantic trestles, had advanced as far as the town, stooping over it like some enormous reptile that had sucked its life blood and was gorged with its prey.
In front, just on the edge of the unpaved sidewalk, grew the Pyncheon Elm, which, in reference to such trees as one usually meets with, might well be termed gigantic.
This rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks that originally overshadowed it, or whether, as there is far authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson as she entered the prison-door, we shall not take upon us to determine.
It stirred not, but seemed gathered up in the gloom, like some gigantic monster ready to spring upon the traveller.
But stop; does it not bear a faint resemblance to a gigantic fish?
As in general shape the noble Sperm Whale's head may be compared to a Roman war-chariot (especially in front, where it is so broadly rounded); so, at a broad view, the Right Whale's head bears a rather inelegant resemblance to a gigantic galliot-toed shoe.
The great corporation which employed you lied to you, and lied to the whole country--from top to bottom it was nothing but one gigantic lie.
Having "nothing of the bear about him but the skin," and being gifted by nature with a great, honest, just heart, quite equal to his gigantic frame, he had been for some years witnessing with repressed uneasiness the workings of a system equally bad for oppressor and oppressed.
Humboldt came to America to realize his youthful dreams of a tropical vegetation, and he beheld it in its greatest perfection in the primitive forests of the Amazon, the most gigantic wilderness on the earth, which he has so eloquently described.
It was fenced away from the public view, but there it was, a gigantic and unassailable fact -- and to be heard from, yet, if I lived and had luck.