- resembling a monument; massive or imposing.
- exceptionally great, as in quantity, quality, extent, or degree: a monumental work.
- of historical or enduring significance: a monumental victory.
- Fine Arts. having the quality of being larger than life; of heroic scale.
- of or relating to a monument or monuments.
- serving as a monument.
Origin of monumental
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Examples from the Web for monumental
And for Larry Flynt, this might be a monumental opportunity to stick it to the dictator the best way he knows how.Kim Jong Un, Avert Your Eyes: Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Gets the Porn Parody Treatment
December 20, 2014
On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn resulted in some monumental maneuvers by both the Patriots and the Red Coats.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site
December 6, 2014
You may be wondering what work of monumental consequence is contained within these gilded pages.Rand Paul’s Many Leather-Bound Books
November 27, 2014
It was monumental, a great victory not only for Porter and the Innocence Project, but for the principle of justice.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project
November 13, 2014
At the time, that was a monumental thing for the era, culturally.Laura Jane Grace’s Trans Punk Rebellion
October 10, 2014
However, at one turn of the road they passed a monumental fountain.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He came at a gait in which every movement displayed a vast, monumental strength.The Night Riders
Yes, everybody is an ass, of course; but there is one who is monumental.
Some of the monumental tombs are of a very impressive and beautiful character.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
In monumental churches like Westminster Abbey there are no pews.Queen Elizabeth
- like a monument, esp in large size, endurance, or importancea monumental work of art
- of, relating to, or being a monument
- informal (intensifier)monumental stupidity
Word Origin and History for monumental
c.1600, "pertaining to a monument," from Late Latin monumentalis "pertaining to a monument," from monumentum (see monument). From 1650s in the loose sense of "vast, stupendous." Related: Monumentally.