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Definitions for monumental
ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tlmon·u·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monumentaladjective

    relating or belonging to or serving as a monument

    "the use of the arch in monumental architecture"; "monumental sculptures"

  2. monumentaladjective

    of outstanding significance

    "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"

  3. massive, monolithic, monumentaladjective

    imposing in size or bulk or solidity

    "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale"


  1. Monumentaladjective

    Of lasting significance; as, a monumental work of literature; a monumental accomplishment.

    Etymology: [L. monumentalis: cf. F. monumental.]

  2. Monumentaladjective

    Exceptionally large in quantity, quality, or degree; as, a monumental amount of work to be done

    Etymology: [L. monumentalis: cf. F. monumental.]


  1. monumentaladjective

    in the manner of a monument.

  2. monumentaladjective

    large, grand and imposing. Fitting to be a monument to someone or something.

  3. monumentaladjective

    Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete

    "a monumental task"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monumentaladjective

    of, pertaining to, or suitable for, a monument; as, a monumental inscription

    Etymology: [L. monumentalis: cf. F. monumental.]

  2. Monumentaladjective

    serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory

    Etymology: [L. monumentalis: cf. F. monumental.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monumental in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monumental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of monumental in a Sentence

  1. Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker:

    In the interest of equity and criminal justice reform, I look forward to signing this monumental legislation.

  2. Devin Booker:

    Everything clicks a little better with 3 on the court and with 3 being himself, i feel like we feed off of that. He’s a big part of the puzzle. It’s a little challenging when we don’t have him doing things he normally does. It’s definitely monumental that he’s out there for our team.

  3. William James:

    Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.

  4. Anthony Scaramucci:

    The more likely trajectory is that people can make a monumental amount of money. Bitcoin is unfettered by Federal Reserve policy or gold supply issues, there is more demand for bitcoin now than supply. The price should go up.

  5. Archie Parnell:

    Forty-five years ago, while still a college student, I did something that I have regretted every single day since. In response to actions I feel unnecessary to specify, I lashed out and became violent with other people, including my former wife, which led to a divorce and monumental change in my life.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. usurious
    • B. bristly
    • C. lank
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