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Meaning of PRODIGIOUS

Pronunciation:  pru'dijus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand"
  2. [adj]  far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
  3. [adj]  of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"
 

PRODIGIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: big, colossal, exceeding, exceptional, extraordinary, important, large, olympian, portentous, significant, stupendous, surpassing
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*di"gious\, a. [L. prodigiosus, fr. prodigium a
prodigy; cf. F. prodigieux. See {Prodigy}.]
1. Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful;
   portentous. [Obs. or R.] --Spenser.

         It is prodigious to have thunder in a clear sky.
                                               --Sir T.
                                               Browne.

2. Extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very
   great; vast; huge; immense; as, a prodigious mountain; a
   prodigious creature; a prodigious blunder. ``Prodigious
   might.'' --Milton.

Syn: Huge; enormous; monstrous; portentous; marvelous;
     amazing; astonishing; extraordinary.

 

 

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