Definition of Brobdingnagian in English:
Huge; gigantic: a beam engine of Brobdingnagian proportions
More example sentences
- Huge great Brobdingnagian wooden doors open to the King's Cross building site, giving light and air of fair to middling quality.
- Everything is of Brobdingnagian proportions.
- Yet half a boot is still man-tall, which suggests the Brobdingnagian proportions of the vanished monument.
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Early 18th century: from Brobdingnag, the name given by Swift (in Gulliver's Travels) to a land where everything is of huge size, + -ian.
Definition of Brobdingnagian in:
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