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prodigious

Syllabification: pro·di·gious
Pronunciation: /prəˈdijəs
 
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Definition of prodigious in English:

adjective

1Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree: the stove consumed a prodigious amount of fuel
More example sentences
  • It was obviously a big blow, but we have a prodigious amount of young talent at this club and it will give somebody else a chance to come in and fill his shoes.
  • His own prodigious creative talent was fuelled by the stuff of the everyday.
  • This process, as can be seen by the previous Lexington example, burns a prodigious amount of fuel.

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'portentous'): from Latin prodigiosus, from prodigium 'portent' (see prodigy).

Derivatives

prodigiously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Apart from squandering the resources of a prodigiously gifted cast, the film's greatest shortcoming must be its inability to generate the merest scintilla of dramatic tension around its central narrative thread.
  • How Roberts, a prodigiously gifted schoolboy, ended up pursuing a life of crime is a book in itself.
  • What is even more remarkable to physicists is the fact that this prodigiously powerful computing device has developed through biological evolution, with all of its apparent uncertainties and redundancies.

prodigiousness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • In fact, youthful prodigiousness is the leading edge of a wider cultural preoccupation with early high performance in our meritocratic era.
  • With a fabulous makeover that would make Rikki Lake jealous, Caswell leads the new toy Machine with prodigiousness, ATV-ability, and an unrufflable good nature.
  • This prodigiousness may come as a surprise to those familiar with Prewitt's work.

Words that rhyme with prodigious

irreligious, litigious, prestigious, religious, sacrilegious

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