Definition of "colossal" []

  • Of a size, extent, or degree that elicits awe or taxes belief; immense. See Synonyms at enormous. (adjective)
  • Of immense size; huge; gigantic (adjective)

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  • (in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the order of columns and pilasters that extend more than one storey in a façade (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "colossal" in a sentence
  • "He uses the word colossal when something truly irks him."
  • "Plus, former President Bill Clinton warning fellow Democrats against what he calls a colossal blunder."
  • "At night, asleep, he lived with the gods in colossal nightmare; and awake, in the day, he went around like a somnambulist, with absent stare, gazing upon the world he had just discovered."