Prodigious definition

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Impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous.

A prodigious storm.

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Extraordinary; marvelous.

A prodigious talent.

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Of great size, power, extent, etc.; enormous; huge.
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(obsolete) Portentous; ominous.
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Wonderful; amazing.
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Extraordinarily exciting or amazing.
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Prodigious is defined as something very big or powerful, or something extraordinary.

A tall, huge wave that comes rolling into shore is an example of something prodigious.

An example of someone prodigious is a child who is gifted at playing piano at a young age.

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(obs.) Portentous.
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Very big in size or quantity; gigantic; colossal; huge.
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Origin of prodigious

  • Latin prōdigiōsus portentous, monstrous from prōdigium omen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French prodigieux, from Latin prodigiosus (“unnatural, strange, wonderful, marvelous"), from prodigium (“an omen, portent, monster").

    From Wiktionary