Adjective "gargantuan" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɡɑːˈɡantjʊən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Enormous.
  1. 'She sat at the table in front of us and proceeded to order an enormous earthenware jug of red wine and a gargantuan bowl of spaghetti with clam sauce.'
  2. 'As befits a man with a gargantuan appetite, he chose the menu himself.'
  3. 'These days the manufacturer bears little resemblance to the gargantuan outfit it once was.'
  4. 'He's at the center of a gargantuan deal that will determine how old and new media companies will evolve.'
  5. 'His house is a biscuit-free zone and he has replaced such sugary temptations with gargantuan bowls of fruit for him and his family to snack on.'
  6. 'It's a gargantuan challenge, but the possibility of continuing with a remote, technocratic Europe died this week.'
  7. 'From her gargantuan handbag, she produced five paper plates and a jar of Marmite.'
  8. 'The everyday challenges of the fifth decade assume gargantuan dimensions in an industry that prizes youth.'
  9. 'On the plus side, while the menu was pretty limited, it was reasonably priced and the quantities were gargantuan.'
  10. 'His vulgar displays of vanity while in the house were truly gargantuan in proportion.'

Definitions

1. gigantic; enormous; colossal: a gargantuan task.

More examples(as adjective)

"bells can be gargantuan by measures."

"tasks can be gargantuan."

"proportions can be gargantuan."

"meals can be gargantuan."

"appetites can be gargantuan."

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Origin

Late 16th century: from Gargantua, the name of a voracious giant in Rabelais' book of the same name (1534), + -an.