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prodigious

[ pruh-dij-uhs ]

adjective

  1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.:

    a prodigious research grant.

    Synonyms: tremendous, gigantic, huge, immense, enormous

    Antonyms: tiny

  2. wonderful or marvelous:

    a prodigious feat.

    Synonyms: miraculous, wondrous, astounding, stupendous, amazing

    Antonyms: ordinary

  3. abnormal; monstrous.
  4. Obsolete. ominous.


prodigious

/ prəˈdɪdʒəs /

adjective

  1. vast in size, extent, power, etc
  2. wonderful or amazing
  3. obsolete.
    threatening


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Derived Forms

  • proˈdigiousness, noun
  • proˈdigiously, adverb

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Other Words From

  • pro·digious·ly adverb
  • pro·digious·ness noun
  • unpro·digious adjective
  • unpro·digious·ly adverb
  • unpro·digious·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of prodigious1

First recorded in 1545–55, prodigious is from the Latin word prōdigiōsus marvelous. See prodigy, -ous

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Word History and Origins

Origin of prodigious1

C16: from Latin prōdigiōsus marvellous, from prōdigium, see prodigy

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Example Sentences

The former governor, who served from 2014 to 2018, has long been a prodigious Democratic fundraiser, but Youngkin’s personal wealth and willingness to spend his own money could make this year’s race the most expensive in Virginia history.

Up to this point, Thiel was one of the few Americans who had managed to amass prodigious Roth accounts.

In all other ways, she’s largely performing as she did last season, which is remarkable from a raw production rate, given that she once again shares the frontcourt with the prodigious talents of Liz Cambage.

The biological sciences require both a grasp of critical organizing concepts and the mastery of prodigious amounts of specific details within each domain and sub-discipline.

In the courtroom, he fascinated the public with his cool, pointed oratory and prodigious memory, as well as his relentlessness.

No biography of Jack Nicholson could long skirt the issue of his prodigious appetites.

Indeed, after going to his reward, he has been publishing at a prodigious pace.

Couple with its prodigious online presence, it has become a global brand to be reckoned with.

He knows better than anyone the law of carnage and its prodigious repetitions in our time.

That would be quite a bombshell indeed—not to mention a prodigious technical feat.

I asked whether he or the crew had seen any prodigious birds in the air about the time he first discovered me?

He was six feet ten inches in height, and his strength is represented to have been prodigious.

The gigantic pylon, its shoulders breaking the sky four-square far overhead, seemed the prodigious portal of another world.

He has evidently some prodigious secret, which he is determined to envelope in still deeper secrecy.

He fancied that he could see it, even at this distance, and another of his prodigious sighs issued from his lips.

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