- extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant.
- wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat.
- abnormal; monstrous.
- Obsolete. ominous.
Origin of prodigious
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Examples from the Web for prodigiously
Lola, California is a startling novel, as prodigiously smart as it is technically proficient.3 Must-Read Novels
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The French dress will become you prodigiously, I foresee—but, just Heaven!Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
I like him prodigiously, to use a lady's word (not yours, Rosamond).Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
At the outset, be it confessed that it was a study that attracted him prodigiously.Scaramouche
For himself he had a prodigiously profound feeling, as you may also have gathered.The Lion's Skin
But with all their machines, it was a prodigiously difficult work to get it along.Rollo in Paris
- vast in size, extent, power, etc
- wonderful or amazing
- obsolete threatening
Word Origin and History for prodigiously
1550s, "ominous," from Middle French prodigieux and directly from Latin prodigiosus "strange, wonderful, marvelous, unnatural," from prodigium (see prodigy). Meaning "vast, enormous" is from c.1600. Related: Prodigiously; prodigiosity.