Adjective "humongous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/hjuːˈmʌŋɡəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Huge; enormous.
  1. '‘So,’ he started, having not noticed the humungous sigh, ‘Do your parents live here too?’'
  2. 'That probably is worth a huge horselaugh, because franchises keep being bought for humongous sums.'
  3. 'Half the sky was a golden glow casting a shimmering slick across the water, and the other half, painted with grey and black puffed humungous clouds.'
  4. 'I think everyone will agree these are huge loses - humungous losses.'
  5. 'Eventually, after a couple of hours, they reached the bottom of the humongous mountain.'
  6. 'We thought it proper that we have one of the candidates who was on that humongous ballot here today.'
  7. 'We are having a humungous party at the beach and everybody will have lots and lots of fun.'
  8. 'Jennie clacked over to me, in her humungous shoes.'
  9. 'She and her friends made humungous signs to carry around.'
  10. 'Their houses here are humongous, gigantic even.'

Definitions

1. extraordinarily large.

More examples(as adjective)

"pacts can be humongous."

"entertainments can be humongous."

"spokesmen can be humongous."

"rollercoasters can be humongous."

"comings can be humongous."

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Origin

1970s (originally US): possibly based on huge and monstrous, influenced by the stress pattern of stupendous.