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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prodigious mean? 

PRODIGIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective PRODIGIOUS has 3 senses:

1. so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
2. of momentous or ominous significance
3. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

  Familiarity information: PRODIGIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

PRODIGIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1prodigious [BACK TO TOP]


So great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe


colossal; prodigious; stupendous

Context examples:

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


big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)

Sense 2prodigious [BACK TO TOP]


Of momentous or ominous significance


portentous; prodigious

Context examples:

such a raised all my curiosity / a prodigious vision


important; significant (important in effect or meaning)

Sense 3prodigious [BACK TO TOP]


Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree


exceeding; exceptional; surpassing; prodigious; olympian

Context examples:

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


extraordinary (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable)

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