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mon·u·men·tal

 (mŏn′yə-mĕn′tl)
adj.
1. Of, resembling, or serving as a monument.
2. Impressively large, sturdy, and enduring.
3. Of outstanding significance: Einstein's monumental contributions to physics.
4. Astounding: monumental cowardice; monumental talent.

mon′u·men·tal′i·ty (-mĕn-tăl′ĭ-tē) n.
mon′u·men′tal·ly adv.

monumental

(ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl)
adj
1. like a monument, esp in large size, endurance, or importance: a monumental work of art.
2. of, relating to, or being a monument
3. informal (intensifier): monumental stupidity.
ˌmonumenˈtality n
ˌmonuˈmentally adv

mon•u•men•tal

(ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a monument.
2. exceptionally great, as in quality or degree: a monumental book.
3. of historical or enduring significance: a monumental victory.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin monumentālis]
mon`u•men′tal•ism, n.
mon`u•men•tal′i•ty, n.
mon`u•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monumental - relating or belonging to or serving as a monument; "the use of the arch in monumental architecture"; "monumental sculptures"
2.monumental - of outstanding significance; "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
3.monumental - imposing in size or bulk or soliditymonumental - imposing in size or bulk or solidity; "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale"
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"

monumental

monumental

adjective
Translations
ضَخْم ، بارِز، هام
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monumental
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anıtsal

monumental

[ˌmɒnjʊˈmentl]
A. ADJ
1. (= grand) [building, sculpture, arch] → monumental
2. (= huge) [task, success, effort] → monumental, colosal; [blunder, error] → garrafal
of monumental proportionsde proporciones monumentales
on a monumental scalea una escala gigantesca
B. CPD monumental mason Nmarmolista mf (funerario/a)

monumental

[ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl] adj
(= huge) → monumental(e)
[disappointment, stupidity] → monumental(e)
[building] → monumental(e)monumental mason nmarbrier m

monumental

adj
(= very great)enorm, monumental (geh); proportions, achievementgewaltig; ignorance, stupidity, errorkolossal, ungeheuerlich; on a monumental scale, of monumental proportions (disaster, crisis)von riesigem Ausmaß; building, work of artmonumental
monumental inscriptionGrabinschrift f; monumental sculpturesSteinfiguren pl

monumental

[ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntl] adj (also) (fig) → monumentale, colossale

monument

(ˈmonjumənt) noun
something built in memory of a person or event, eg a building, tomb etc. They erected a monument in his honour.
ˌmonuˈmental (-ˈmen-) adjective
of great size or scale. a monumental achievement.
References in classic literature ?
I look up at the monumental tablets on the wall, and try to think of Mr.
This was so much her normal state, that Joe and I would often, for weeks together, be, as to our fingers, like monumental Crusaders as to their legs.
He had, in fact, spoken contemptuously of the monumental tradesman as an "exploiter" of labor, and had asked a young working mason, a member of the International Association, to design a monument for the gratification of Jansenius.
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There, monumental rocks, leaning on their regularly-cut bases, seemed to defy all laws of equilibrium.
It is a stately church, surrounded by an inclosure of the loveliest green, within which appear urns, pillars, obelisks, and other forms of monumental marble, the tributes of private affection, or more splendid memorials of historic dust.
THE SPRING OF ARVA WAI--REMARKABLE MONUMENTAL REMAINS--SOME IDEAS WITH REGARD TO THE HISTORY OF THE PI-PIS FOUND IN THE VALLEY
had I known--if I had known--I would many times have bartered my poor laurels for the privilege, such as Tinsley and Herrera possess, of having aided him in his monumental researches.
He scowled at the placid face, and the monumental calm of the pose.
Mills without a word flung himself on the divan and, propped on his arm, gazed thoughtfully at a distant corner where in the shadow of a monumental carved wardrobe an articulated dummy without head or hands but with beautifully shaped limbs composed in a shrinking attitude, seemed to be embarrassed by his stare.
It was my business to visit this little-known back-country and to examine its fauna, which furnished me with the materials for several chapters for that great and monumental work upon zoology which will be my life's justification.
Pedigree, ancestral skeletons, monumental record, the d'Urberville lineaments, did not help Tess in her life's battle as yet, even to the extent of attracting to her a dancing-partner over the heads of the commonest peasantry.