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colossal

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Adjective
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co=los=sal

CIDE DICTIONARY

colossala. [Cf. F. colossal, L. colosseus. See Colossus.].
  •  Of enormous size; gigantic; huge; as, a colossal statue.  Motley.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of a size larger than heroic. See Heroic.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

colossal, adj.
1 of immense size; huge, gigantic.
2 colloq. remarkable, splendid.
3 Archit. (of an order) having more than one storey of columns.
4 Sculpture (of a statue) about twice life size.

Derivative
colossally adv.
Etymology
F f. colosse COLOSSUS

THESAURUS

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

ROGET THESAURUS

colossal

Size

N size, magnitude, dimension, bulk, volume, largeness, greatness, expanse, amplitude, mass, proportions, capacity, tonnage, tunnage, cordage, caliber, scantling, turgidity, corpulence, obesity, plumpness, embonpoint, corporation, flesh and blood, lustihood, hugeness, enormity, immensity, monstrosity, giant, Brobdingnagian, Antaeus, Goliath, Gog and Magog, Gargantua, monster, mammoth, Cyclops, cachalot, whale, porpoise, behemoth, leviathan, elephant, hippopotamus, colossus, tun, cord, lump, bulk, block, loaf, mass, swad, clod, nugget, bushel, thumper, whooper, spanker, strapper, Triton among the minnows, mountain, mound, heap, largest portion, full size, life size, large, big, great, considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massy, capacious, comprehensive, spacious, mighty, towering, fine, magnificent, corpulent, stout, fat, obese, plump, squab, full, lusty, strapping, bouncing, portly, burly, well-fed, full-grown, corn fed, gram fed, stalwart, brawny, fleshy, goodly, in good case, in good condition, in condition, chopping, jolly, chub faced, chubby faced, lubberly, hulky, unwieldy, lumpish, gaunt, spanking, whacking, whopping, walloping, thumping, thundering, hulking, overgrown, puffy, huge, immense, enormous, mighty, vast, vasty, amplitudinous, stupendous, monster, monstrous, humongous, monumental, elephantine, jumbo, mammoth, gigantic, gigantean, giant, giant like, titanic, prodigious, colossal, Cyclopean, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, Herculean, Gargantuan, infinite, large as life, plump as a dumpling, plump as a partridge, fat as a pig, fat as a quail, fat as butter, fat as brawn, fat as bacon, immeasurable, unfathomable, unplumbed, inconceivable, unimaginable, unheard-of, of cosmic proportions, of epic proportions, the mother of all, teh granddaddy of all.


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