Definition of gigantic in English:

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gigantic

Pronunciation: /dʒʌɪˈɡantɪk/

adjective

Of very great size or extent; huge or enormous: a gigantic concrete tower
More example sentences
  • What started as a small bonfire has grown to the size of a gigantic tip.
  • There was a gigantic tower on the bar graph for the number of people who were sick on a Monday.
  • I get confused between giant prawns, crayfish and langoustine, but these were gigantic.
Synonyms
huge, enormous, vast, extensive, expansive, broad, wide;
very big/large, great, giant, massive, colossal, mammoth, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental;
boundless, immeasurable, limitless, infinite, cosmic;
epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian, substantial
informal mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical, astronomic
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous

Derivatives

gigantically

Pronunciation: /dʒʌɪˈɡantɪk(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • It's been a gigantically emotional day for me.
  • The odds were gigantically stacked against them.
  • Our enormous country is really a tiny principality, in which our leaders loom gigantically large in the quiet green landscape.

Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense 'like or suited to a giant'): from Latin gigas, gigant- (see giant) + -ic.

Words that rhyme with gigantic

antic, Atlantic, corybantic, frantic, geomantic, mantic, necromantic, pedantic, romantic, semantic, sycophantic, transatlantic

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: gi¦gan|tic

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