1. so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe;
- Example: "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"
- Example: "has a colossal nerve"
- Example: "a prodigious storm"
- Example: "a stupendous field of grass"
- Example: "stupendous demand"
[syn: colossal, prodigious, stupendous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Colossal \Co*los"sal\, a. [Cf. F. colossal, L. colosseus. See Colossus.] 1. Of enormous size; gigantic; huge; as, a colossal statue. "A colossal stride." --Motley. [1913 Webster] 2. (Sculpture & Painting) Of a size larger than heroic. See Heroic. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
colossal adj 1: 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" [syn: colossal, prodigious, stupendous]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
107 Moby Thesaurus words for "colossal": Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, Olympian, abysmal, aerial, airy, altitudinous, amplitudinous, ascending, aspiring, astronomic, astronomical, awe-inspiring, awesome, boundless, bulky, cosmic, cyclopean, dominating, elephantine, elevated, eminent, enormous, epic, ethereal, exalted, extensive, extraordinary, galactic, gangling, gangly, gargantuan, giant, giantlike, gigantic, haughty, heroic, high, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, huge, immeasurable, immense, incredible, infinite, jumbo, king-size, lank, lanky, large, leggy, lengthy, lofty, long, long-legged, mammoth, massive, massy, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, mounting, outsize, outtopping, overgrown, overlooking, overtopping, overwhelming, prodigious, profound, prominent, rangy, sizable, soaring, spacious, spectacular, spiring, staggering, statuesque, steep, stupendous, sublime, superlative, supernal, tall, titanic, topless, toplofty, topping, towering, towery, tremendous, unbelievable, uplifted, upreared, vast, voluminous, weighty, wonderful