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PRODIGIOUS

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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]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


Sense 2prodigious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of momentous or ominous significance

Synonyms:

portentous; prodigious

Context examples:

such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity / a prodigious vision

Similar:

important; significant (important in effect or meaning)


Sense 3prodigious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


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