Definition of gargantuan in English:
Enormous: a gargantuan appetite
More example sentences
- However, for those of us for whom it also is work, it is a stamina and endurance challenge of gargantuan proportions.
- As befits a man with a gargantuan appetite, he chose the menu himself.
- A whole new sector with a gargantuan appetite for power was emerging.
enormous, extremely big, extremely large, massive, huge, colossal, vast, immense, cosmic, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monstrous, towering, mammoth, prodigious, elephantine, mountainous, mighty, monumental, epic, king-size, king-sized, titanic, Herculean, Brobdingnagian, substantial, hefty, weighty, bulky
informal whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, mega, monster, jumbo, hulking, bumper
late 16th century: from Gargantua, the name of a voracious giant in Rabelais' book of the same name (1534), + -an.