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Definition of "prodigious" []

  • Impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous: a prodigious storm. (adjective)
  • Extraordinary; marvelous: a prodigious talent. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Portentous; ominous. (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 "prodigious" in a sentence
  • "He grew foolishly proud and fond of what he called my prodigious advance."
  • "The effect may be comic, but the fact that Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer would know words like "prodigious" is pretty amazing if you think about it nowadays."
  • "I think prodigious is the word that best describes Winston Churchill the man-artist, orator, soldier, journalist, proud father and devoted husband, a connoisseur of food and wine and beauty, a passionate lover of life, of its great moments and its small pleasures."