larger-than-life


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larger-than-life

adj
exceptionally striking or colourful

larg′er-than-life′



adj.
exceedingly imposing or impressive: a larger-than-life leader.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.larger-than-life - very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic sculpture"
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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