Translation of towering in Spanish:

towering

Pronunciation: /ˈtaʊərɪŋ/

adjective/adjetivo

(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 [building/tree] altísimo; [mountain] elevado, imponente
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    • A stunned gaze caught sight of that old wreck of a home, seeing the outline of the tall and towering buildings just at the western horizon.
    • He was surrounded by tall skyscrapers, their towering heights lost in the inky blackness of a night sky.
    • The South mill complex, with its towering 225 ft tall chimney, is empty and has fallen derelict while one grandiose scheme after another hit the dust.
    1.2 [rage/anger] muy grande or intenso
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    • In that film, a towering epic of stupidity, the astronauts confront a bunch of super-lame CGI aliens who hold hands and cry.
    • It positively thunders from the speakers, rising to a towering, epic crescendo of hissing guitar and soaring choruses.
    1.3 [achievement/genius] destacado, sobresaliente
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    • Two very different comedians, two towering influences the impish Carson and the caustic Pryor, passed away in 2005.
    • Willie Ryan in the Portarlington back-line was a towering influence and had a great game.
    • The world's largest economy has always been a towering influence over the direction of world stock markets.

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