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[After Brobdingnag, , a country in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, where everything was enormous.]
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gigantic; huge; immense
[C18: from Brobdingnag, an imaginary country of giants in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)]
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Brob•ding•nag•i•an(ˌbrɒb dɪŋˈnæg i ən)
of huge size; gigantic.
[after the land of Brobdingnag in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)]
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a person of enormous size, as from Brobdingnag in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Cf. Lilliputian.See also: Size
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|Adj.||1.||Brobdingnagian - huge; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Brobdingnag|
|2.||Brobdingnagian - unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope; "huge government spending"; "huge country estates"; "huge popular demand for higher education"; "a huge wave"; "the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains"; "immense numbers of birds"; "at vast (or immense) expense"; "the vast reaches of outer space"; "the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge|
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"
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Of extraordinary size and power:
behemoth, Bunyanesque, colossal, cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, herculean, heroic, huge, immense, jumbo, mammoth, massive, massy, mastodonic, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, pythonic, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast.
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