Origin of gargantuanafter Gargantua
Julia could hardly wait to start eating the gargantuan stack of pancakes.
A 10-foot high mountain of chocolate bars would be an example of a gargantuan amount of chocolate.
- Of immense size, extent, or quantity. See Synonyms at enormous.
- Of exceedingly great scope or nature: a gargantuan effort.
(comparative more gargantuan, superlative most gargantuan)
From Gargantua, a giant with a very large appetite in Rabelais's The Inestimable Life of Gargantua.
- The student misses payments and suddenly has a gargantuan interest rate.
- The gargantuan steel structure of La Tour Eiffel dwarfs the modern city as it has done for more than 115 years.
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