monumental

[ mon-yuh-men-tl ]
/ ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tl /

adjective

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.

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Origin of monumental

From the Late Latin word monumentālis, dating back to 1595–1605. See monument, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for monumentality

monumental
/ (ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of monumental

monumentality, nounmonumentally, adverb
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