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Definition of "gigantesque" [gi•gan•tesque]

  • Of enormous size or magnitude; huge. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gigantesque" in a sentence
  • "(it sounds even bigger in French: gigantesque!) egg in its loss to Iowa (Iowa!) on Wednesday."
  • "But if we leave that innuendo aside, if we adopt the sane reflection that "gigantesque" does not exceed "gigantic," or assert as constant failure of greatness, but only indicates that the magnifying process is carried on with a certain indiscriminateness, we shall find none, I think, which so thoroughly well describes him."
  • "Balzac protested strenuously against the use of the word "gigantesque" in reference to his work; and of course it is susceptible of an unhandsome innuendo."
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