of a huge or gigantic size; of or suited to a giant.

Origin of gigantesque

1815–25; < French < Italian gigantesco, equivalent to gigante giant + -esco -esque Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gigantesque

Historical Examples of gigantesque

  • But le père Bellefort, Valerie, he is gigantesque, like his son.

    Rosin the Beau

    Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards

  • Everything about this great composer was gigantesque, as became a giant.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

    Maturin Murray Ballou

  • Flaubert scribbled on Du Camp's letters another of his favourite expletives, Gigantesque!


    James Huneker

  • Two or three gigantesque meeting-houses, featureless and sombre, domineer over the roofs around them.

    Uppingham by the Sea

    John Henry Skrine

  • There was something, too, in its order, by which it resembled the gigantesque features of the old Greek master.