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immense Line breaks: im|mense
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmɛns/

Definition of immense in English:

adjective

Extremely large or great, especially in scale or degree: the cost of restoration has been immense a factor of immense importance
More example sentences
  • Those trade union leaders should be calling action like Thursday's on an immense scale.
  • All I see is a flash of blue scales, then an immense, burning pain on my right cheek.
  • His learning was as vast as was his obstinacy immense in the matter of accepting change.
Synonyms
huge, vast, massive, enormous, gigantic, colossal, cosmic, great, very large, very big, extensive, expansive, monumental, towering, mountainous, tremendous, prodigious, substantial;
informal mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous

Origin

Late Middle English: via French from Latin immensus 'immeasurable', from in- 'not' + mensus 'measured' (past participle of metiri).

Words that rhyme with immense

cense, commence, common sense, condense, dense, dispense, expense, fence, hence, Hortense, offence (US offense), pence, prepense, pretence (US pretense), sense, spence, suspense, tense, thence, whence

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