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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]

2. of momentous or ominous significance;
- Example: "such a raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
- Example: "a prodigious vision"
[syn: portentous, prodigious]

3. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree;
- Example: "a night of exceeding darkness"
- Example: "an exceptional memory"
- Example: "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"
- Example: "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
[syn: exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prodigious \Pro*di"gious\, a. [L. prodigiosus, fr. prodigium a prodigy; cf. F. prodigieux. See Prodigy.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous. [Obs. or R.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] It is prodigious to have thunder in a clear sky. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Huge; enormous; monstrous; portentous; marvelous; amazing; astonishing; extraordinary. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "prodigious": Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, abysmal, amazing, amplitudinous, astonishing, astounding, astronomic, astronomical, awesome, beguiling, bewildering, bewitched, boundless, bulky, colossal, cosmic, cracking, cyclopean, dumbfounding, elephantine, enchanted, enigmatic, enormous, epic, exceptional, extensive, extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, flabbergasting, galactic, gargantuan, giant, giantlike, gigantic, heroic, huge, humongous, immeasurable, immense, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, indescribable, ineffable, infinite, jumbo, king-size, large, legendary, leviathan, magical, mammoth, marvelous, massive, massy, mighty, mind-blowing, mind-boggling, miraculous, monster, monstrous, monumental, mortal, mountainous, mythical, necromantic, notable, noteworthy, outlandish, outsize, overgrown, passing strange, phenomenal, portentous, profound, puzzling, rare, remarkable, sensational, sizable, spacious, spectacular, staggering, startling, strange, striking, stupefying, stupendous, surprising, thaumaturgic, titanic, towering, tremendous, unexampled, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unspeakable, unusual, vast, voluminous, weighty, wonder-working, wonderful, wondrous