Synonyms for (adjective) prodigious

Synonyms: colossal, stupendous, prodigious

Definition: so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

Usage: colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple; has a colossal nerve; a prodigious storm; a stupendous field of grass; stupendous demand

Similar words: large, big

Definition: above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

Usage: a large city; set out for the big city; a large sum; a big (or large) barn; a large family; big businesses; a big expenditure; a large number of newspapers; a big group of scientists; large areas of the world


Synonyms: exceeding, exceptional, prodigious, surpassing, olympian

Definition: far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

Usage: a night of exceeding darkness; an exceptional memory; olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy; the young Mozart's prodigious talents

Similar words: extraordinary

Definition: beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

Usage: extraordinary authority; an extraordinary achievement; her extraordinary beauty; enjoyed extraordinary popularity; an extraordinary capacity for work; an extraordinary session of the legislature


Synonyms: prodigious, portentous

Definition: of momentous or ominous significance

Usage: such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity- Herman Melville; a prodigious vision

Similar words: important, significant

Definition: important in effect or meaning

Usage: a significant change in tax laws; a significant change in the Constitution; a significant contribution; significant details; statistically significant