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co·los·sal

 (kə-lŏs′əl)
adj.
1. Of great size, extent, or amount; immense. See Synonyms at enormous.
2. Of great scope or consequence; monumental: a colossal blunder.

[French, from Latin colossus, colossus; see colossus.]

co·los′sal·ly adv.
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colossal

(kəˈlɒsəl)
adj
1. of immense size; huge; gigantic
2. (Art Terms) (in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size. Compare heroic7
3. (Architecture) architect Also: giant of or relating to the order of columns and pilasters that extend more than one storey in a façade
coˈlossally adv
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co•los•sal

(kəˈlɒs əl)

adj.
1. extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge.
2. of or resembling a colossus.
[1705–15]
co•los′sal•ly, adv.
syn: See gigantic.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colossal - so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand"
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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colossal

adjective huge, massive, vast, enormous, immense, titanic, gigantic, monumental, monstrous, mammoth, mountainous, stellar (informal), prodigious, gargantuan, fuck-off (offensive taboo slang), herculean, elephantine, ginormous (informal), humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) A colossal statue stands in the square. The task they face is colossal.
little, small, minute, average, tiny, ordinary, weak, slight, wee, miniature, diminutive, pygmy or pigmy
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colossal

adjective
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Translations
هائِل، طائِل
obrovský
kæmpemæssigkolossal
risastór
milžiniškas
kolosālsmilzīgs

colossal

[kəˈlɒsl] ADJcolosal, descomunal
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colossal

[kəˈlɒsəl] adj [amount, scale] → colossal(e); [mistake] → monumental(e); [waste, failure] → colossal(e); [blow, damage] → énorme
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colossal

adjriesig, ungeheuer, gewaltig; fool, cheek, mistakeungeheuer; car, man, park, lake, cityriesig; prices, damage, building alsokolossal
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colossal

[kəˈlɒsl] adjcolossale
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colossal

(kəˈlosəl) adjective
very big; enormous. a colossal increase in the price of books.
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There, upon huge pedestals of dark rock, sculptured with rude emblems of the Phallic worship, separated from each other by a distance of forty paces, and looking down the road which crossed some sixty miles of plain to Loo, were three colossal seated forms--two male and one female--each measuring about thirty feet from the crown of its head to the pedestal.
it is still colossal. slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
these gray stones - are they all - All of the famed, and the colossal left By the corrosive Hours to Fate and me?
There remained, then, only two possible solutions of the question, which created two distinct parties: on one side, those who were for a monster of colossal strength; on the other, those who were for a submarine vessel of enormous motive power.
In contour and markings it was not unlike the noblest of the Bengals of our own world, but as its dimensions were exaggerated to colossal proportions so too were its colorings exaggerated.
On a colossal pedestal, the cliff, - motionless at the extreme edge of the capping rock and sharply outlined against the sky, - was an equestrian statue of impressive dignity.
I have already described the appearance of that colossal bulk, em- bedded in the ground.
Here I was thrown upon my back, and beheld standing over me a colossal ape-like creature, white and hairless except for an enormous shock of bristly hair upon its head.
His colossal fortune, with the exception of the comparatively small portion wasted in the first wanton period of his inheritance, went to his brother, to the great satisfaction of the latter.
We know to-day that he was not so colossal, and that he loomed among the events of his times less largely than the Manuscript would lead us to believe.
Women, children, old men, all made it a point of duty to penetrate the mysteries of the colossal gun.
Violent without craftiness, and furious without malice, one may imagine him seated masterfully with a double-edged sword on his knees upon the painted and gilt clouds of the sunset, bowing his shock head of golden locks, a flaming beard over his breast, imposing, colossal, mighty-limbed, with a thundering voice, distended cheeks and fierce blue eyes, urging the speed of his gales.