Definitions for prodigiousprəˈdɪdʒ əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•di•giousprəˈdɪdʒ əs(adj.)

  1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, etc.

  2. arousing admiration or amazement:

    a prodigious feat.

  3. abnormal; monstrous.

  4. Obs. ominous.

Origin of prodigious:

1545–55; < L prōdigiōsus marvelous. See prodigy , -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. colossal, prodigious, stupendous(adj)

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

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

  2. portentous, prodigious(adj)

    of momentous or ominous significance

    "such a raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"

  3. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing(adj)

    far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

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


  1. prodigious(Adjective)

    Very big in size or quantity; gigantic; colossal; huge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prodigious(adj)

    of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous

  2. Prodigious(adj)

    extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very great; vast; huge; immense; as, a prodigious mountain; a prodigious creature; a prodigious blunder


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