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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective brobdingnagian:


Definition of the adjective brobdingnagian

What does brobdingnagian mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. huge; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Brobdingnag
  2. unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

Alternative definition of the adjective brobdingnagian


  1. Of or pertaining to Brobdingnag.
  2. Enormous, huge, far larger than is customary for such a thing.

Definition of the noun brobdingnagian

What does brobdingnagian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Brobdingnagians

  1. A creature from Brobdingnag.
  2. [figuratively] A giant.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Brobdingnagian

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Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

The term brobdingnagian hallucination is indebted to Brobdingnag, the name of a fictitious country inhabited by huge people, ...

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2014)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Brobdingnagian,” meaning “of huge dimensions; immense; gigantic” (OED); and “Yahoo,” which has ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1904)

by William Dwight Whitney

hence, great beyond credibility; enormous; prodigious; Brobdingnagian. It sounded like u Gurganlium order for a dram.

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

gigantic, colossal, immense, huge, outsize, vast, enormous, mammoth, elephantine, prodigious, monstrous, mountainous, gargantuan, Brobdingnagian. ant. n. dwarf, midget, pygmy, runt, smidgeon, shrimp, adj. diminutive, picayune, toy, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words by Merriam-Webster, Inc

mad, indignant, irate huge, vast, immense, enormous, elephantine, mammoth, giant, gigantic, gigantean, colossal, gargantuan, Herculean, cyclopean, titanic, Brobdingnagian are comparable when meaning exceedingly or excessively large.

Google previewThe Word Rhythm Dictionary (2014)

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists by Timothy Polashek


Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2012)

Replace Lazy Writing with Elegant English by Robert Hartwell Fiske

big; brobdingnagian; colossal; enormous; gargantuan; giant; gigantic; grand; great; huge; immense; large; massive; monstrous; prodigious; tremendous; vast.

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary (1995)

A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations by David Grambs

Size , Position, Relation, and Proportion large, big huge, vast, great, massive, extensive, bulky, sizable, considerable, ample, substantial, hefty, jumbo very large giant, gigantic, mountainous, colossal, mammoth, behemoth, brobdingnagian, ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Brobdingnagian, brobdingnā′jian, inhabitant of the fabulous region of Brobdingnag in Gulliver's Travels, the people of which were of great stature— henceagiganticperson.—adj. gigantic.—adj.Brobdingnag′, immense. Brocade ...

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Brobdingnagian Meaning

Video shows what Brobdingnagian means. Of or pertaining to Brobdingnag.. Enormous, huge, far larger than is customary for such a thing.. Brobdingnagian ...

Scrabble value of B3R1O1B3D2I1N1G2N1A1G2I1A1N1

The value of this 14-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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