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Below you will find the definition of gargantuan, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - of great mass; huge and bulky
EXAMPLES - Gargantuan in a Sentence
- That's a gargantuan return on an annualized basis. (source)
- Now he's gone for gargantuan again. 13 puts faith on trial. (source)
- Ace called her gargantuan Sasquatch and that set me into a laughing fit. (source)
- The $33 billion represents about five percent of the gargantuan Pentagon budget. (source)
- It is time to stop being selfish and work together to fix these gargantuan problems. (source)
- Nicolas Cage is an enigmatic actor whose hits are big and whose misses are gargantuan. (source)
- Southern Union, a charity that transferred "gargantuan" amounts of money between the U.K. and (source)
- Gratuitously gargantuan Here's where you'd think it would be hard to replace the Hummer, but no. (source)
- The diminutive bicyclette appeared a decade later, initially named for its less gargantuan wheels. (source)
- 'gargantuan' would often be used scornfully while reviewing some new indie rock band, but not here. (source)
- Nokia really doesn't have any experience in runnig the kind of gargantuan on-line service that CMW could become. (source)
- Southern Union, a registered charity which transferred "gargantuan" amounts of money between the UK and Zimbabwe. (source)
- I almost bailed when I saw that the images were wrapped up in gargantuan Flash downloadables, but I'm glad I didn't. (source)
- With a blaze as large as this being driven by unpredictable and gusty winds, putting the fire out is a gargantuan task. (source)
- A gargantuan eyeball is awfully confrontational, and that deceptively pretty bird appears threatening in a Hitchcockian way. (source)
- JC was not happy there, as English politics bored him, and he was drinking too much, even by his previous gargantuan standards. (source)
- Researchers have predicted the existence of a new kind of gargantuan molecule, large enough to dwarf a virus, that looks weird and acts even weirder. (source)
- We should recall the gargantuan effort that was required to return to the Jewish people thousands of children who had been hidden during World War II. (source)
- In a speech last week, Fisher said the nation doesn't need "a few gargantuan institutions capable of bringing down the very system they claim to serve." (source)
- These men didn't have ... quot; institutional back up ", such as gargantuan buildings and game rules written by men in dress-like institutional uniforms. (source)
- Tim Ottevanger, we "BBC bashers" bash this gargantuan publicly funded broadcaster for a reason - it is obsessively and unfairly hostile to the Jewish state. (source)
- Churchillian presence preaching peace between nations, and a colossus bestriding the world's political hotspots like some kind of gargantuan Henry Kissinger. (source)
- Though far from shore, the water there appeared as though we had pulled up to a gargantuan gas dock, with a rainbow sheen covering the ocean, horizon to horizon. (source)
- About that same time, Bernard Madoff scammed $65 billion via his gargantuan Ponzi scheme and led a cavalcade of lesser Ponzi artists to the courts for cheating and lying. (source)
- The SEC intervened Thursday afternoon, but traders viewed the incident as a warning that more dust-ups could come as the gargantuan law makes the leap from paper to reality. (source)
- But, what if, for the sake of argument, we are not "addicts" at all, but rather hopelessly co-dependent on a gargantuan industrial complex and the mass production of petrochemicals? (source)
- Although most of us probably still have memories of our last casual Super Bowl party ingrained in our minds, unfortunately chips and dip aren't going to cut it for this gargantuan night of glamor. (source)
- I climbed onto the sill seeking leverage as I attempted to open the gargantuan window that was sealed so tight, it was immovable (the aftermath of this heat wave which caused the frame to "swell"). (source)
- CALGARY - The chief executive of TransCanada Corp. (TSX: TRP) is more upbeat about prospects for the "gargantuan" Alaska natural gas pipeline than the Mackenzie Gas Project in the Northwest Territories ... (source)
- "The amounts stated in this report are [Lehman's] best estimates at this time and, in the perspective of the extremely complex issues presented by these gargantuan cases, will be refined and revised," it said. (source)
- Kitchen remodeling today is all about what you need, rather than some over-the-top designer's checklist that makes slabs of fine Italian marble, a butler's pantry, and gargantuan appliances seem as necessary as a refrigerator and range. (source)
- So instead of boosting corporate profits, let Americans reorganize their mortgage debt in personal bankruptcy, protect them from credit card companies that charge gargantuan interest on credit card debt, and give their kids more direct aid for college. (source)
- And while yesterday's new measures are "gargantuan," they were "probably not the last of the federal government's initiatives to absorb the shocks that began with losses on subprime mortgages and have spread to every corner of the economy," the Times adds. (source)
- Astronomers study 'gargantuan' Jupiter impact - An unseen comet or possibly an icy asteroid apparently crashed into Jupiter's atmosphere near the giant planet's south pole sometime during the last few days, creating a "gargantuan" blemish easily visible from Earth. (source)
- During the second half of the twentieth century, in conjunction with the rising of an American world empire and the expansionist policies of network television, the manufacture and sale of sports events has blossomed into a gargantuan enterprise serving the nation as both fountain of youth and river of gold. (source)
- In a recent column, he noted that the $3.6 trillion total is "gargantuan" (we columnists are paid to make keen observations like that), but what really upset him was that the tax burden to finance universal health care, energy independence and other big initiatives in Obama's budget "is predicated on a class divide." (source)
- The Street: How Banks Stack Up: Analyst's Toolkit The BBC report raises the specter that from both a regulatory and an enforcement standpoint banks are facing a more watchful eye than ever and that the freewheeling practices that led to gargantuan profits in the years preceding the subprime bust are unlikely to be replicated any time soon. (source)
- The Washington Post reported on May 12 that "sources with knowledge of the program" said that the Bush administration had been collecting the domestic telephone records in "gargantuan databases" and that the "companies cooperating with the NSA dominate the U.S. telecommunications market and connect hundreds of billions of telephone calls each year." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "gargantuan" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 25 synonyms for gargantuan.
big, colossal, elephantine, enormous, giant, gigantic, heavyweight, huge, humongous, immense, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, massive, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, super-colossal, super-duper, titanic, towering, tremendous, vast, whopping
We have 12 antonyms for gargantuan.
common, dwarfed, insignificant, little, miniature, miniscule, minute, ordinary, small, teeny, tiny, unimportant
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of gargantuan from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of immense size, volume, or capacity; gigantic. See Synonyms at enormous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.
- (adjective) Huge; immense; tremendous.
- (adjective) Of a tremendous size, volume, degree, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Characteristic of Gargantua, a gigantic, wonderful personage; enormous; prodigious; inordinate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Pertaining to or characteristic of Gargantua (see etymology); hence, great beyond credibility; enormous; prodigious; Brobdingnagian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) of great mass; huge and bulky