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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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colossally

[kəˈlɒsəlɪ] ADVcolosalmente, descomunalmente
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colossally

[kəˈlɒsəli] adv (= tremendously) to be colossally successful → avoir un succès phénoménal
to be colossally disappointing → être une immense déception
to be colossally destructive → être effroyablement destructeur/trice
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colossally

adv (= immensely) (+adj) → wahnsinnig, unheimlich; (+vb) → enorm, extrem; colossally expensivewahnsinnig teuer
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Petty and sordid as it was, it was one face of the many-faced machine that loomed colossally, in every city and state, in a thousand guises overshadowing the land.
Barton beamed broadly upon him, and was colossally gracious.
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India has colossally been spending on the sophisticated military hardware and reformation of its Armed Forces.
Pakistan joined the US-led war on terrorism after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has suffered colossally since then, but Washington doesn't acknowledge the match-less sacrifices of its on-off ally and instead keep pushing Islamabad to do more.
It's nimble and agile for such a big guy and feels colossally safe.
The movie was "hokum", but "outrageously watchable and colossally enjoyable".
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