Definition of monumental in English:

monumental

Syllabification: mon·u·men·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌmänyəˈmen(t)l
 
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adjective

1Great in importance, extent, or size: it’s been a monumental effort the ballet came across as one of MacMillan’s most monumental works
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  • On the contrary, it is a task of monumental strategic importance for the United States as well as for Europeans.
  • Despite the monumental importance of the task, sometimes the board just didn't take the time or make the effort to do it right.
  • All recognize that it's an undertaking of monumental size and complexity
Synonyms
huge, great, enormous, gigantic, massive, colossal, mammoth, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendousterrible, dreadful, awful, colossal, staggering, huge, enormous, unforgivable, egregiousimpressive, striking, outstanding, remarkable, magnificent, majestic, stupendous, ambitious, large-scale, grand, awe-inspiring, important, significant, distinguished, memorable, immortal
1.1Of or serving as a monument: additional details are found in monumental inscriptions
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  • In the cliffs around the boundaries of the city the king left a series of monumental inscriptions
  • It reeked of historical importance and monumental significance.
  • I have yet to see other women doing memorial or monumental work.

Derivatives

monumentalism

noun
More example sentences
  • Suggesting monumentalism in temporary exhibition spaces is tricky.

monumentality

Pronunciation: /ˌmänyəˌmenˈtalətē/
noun
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  • The monumentality of Amsterdam exists only in the heads of its inhabitants, not on the streets.
  • Some of his compositions, especially those that include a limited number of figures, display a monumentality that is rarely seen in Ethiopian painting.
  • The film's monumentality owes less to its form than its subject - the place of history in culture and of culture in history.

monumentally

Pronunciation: /-ˈmentl-ē/
adverb
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  • Whatever he is advocating at any given moment is monumentally clear and it's unthinkable to him that someone could hold a different opinion, even if he did so himself a short time ago.
  • Responding to a disaster of unprecedented proportions is a monumentally complicated task and it's likely that officials at all levels of government made mistakes.
  • I was monumentally productive today at work, and hopefully I'll have something to show for it by either tomorrow or Friday that I'd like your collective opinion on.

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