gargantuan

[ gahr-gan-choo-uhn ]
/ gɑrˈgæn tʃu ən /

adjective

gigantic; enormous; colossal: a gargantuan task.

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Origin of gargantuan

First recorded in 1585–95; Gargantu(a) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for gargantuan

gargantuan
/ (ɡɑːˈɡæntjʊən) /

adjective

(sometimes capital) huge; enormous

usage for gargantuan

Some people think that gargantuan should only be used to describe things connected with food: a gargantuan meal; his gargantuan appetite
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