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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
velkolepý
monumental
gífurlegur
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 ?
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There was something monumental in his ungainliness.
In conduct these ends had been attained; but the difficulty of making his Key to all Mythologies unimpeachable weighed like lead upon his mind; and the pamphlets--or "Parerga" as he called them--by which he tested his public and deposited small monumental records of his march, were far from having been seen in all their significance.
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.
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.
There was a silence during which the tick of the monumental ormolu clock on the white marble mantelpiece grew as loud as the boom of a minute-gun.
It was the most monumental work we had ever effected with our hands, and we were proud of it.
Tibby forwarded this to Helen, adding in the fulness of his heart that Leonard Bast seemed somewhat a monumental person after all.
All the paddles flashed and struck together with a mighty splash that reverberated loudly in the monumental amphitheatre of hills.
It was like this: I asked myself one day this question--what if Napoleon, for instance, had happened to be in my place, and if he had not had Toulon nor Egypt nor the passage of Mont Blanc to begin his career with, but instead of all those picturesque and monumental things, there had simply been some ridiculous old hag, a pawnbroker, who had to be murdered too to get money from her trunk (for his career, you understand).