Definition of prodigious in English:

prodigious

Line breaks: pro|di¦gious
Pronunciation: /prəˈdɪdʒəs
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

prodigiously

adverb
[as submodifier]: a prodigiously gifted artist
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  • 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

noun
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  • 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.

Origin

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

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