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towering

[ tou-er-ing ]
/ ˈtaʊ ər ɪŋ /
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adjective

very high or tall; lofty: a towering oak.
surpassing others; very great: a towering figure in American poetry.
rising to an extreme degree of violence or intensity: a towering rage.
beyond the proper or usual limits; inordinate; excessive: towering pride; towering ambitions.

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Origin of towering

From a late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at tower1, -ing2

synonym study for towering

1. See high.

OTHER WORDS FROM towering

tow·er·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for towering

towering
/ (ˈtaʊərɪŋ) /

adjective

very tall; lofty
outstanding, as in importance or stature
(prenominal) very intensea towering rage

Derived forms of towering

toweringly, adverb
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