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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 previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2014)

by Professor Jeffrey Weinstock

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

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1900)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

hence, great beyond credibility; enormous; prodigious; Brobdingnagian.

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 previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous (1891)

Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule

Brobdingnagian, huge beyond belief, incredibly big, prodigious, enormous, tremendous. Garget, n. (Sot.) Poke, poke-weed, pigeon- berry (t'hytotacca decandra). Gargo>ie, «. [Written also Gargott and Gar- gyle. \ Spout, projecting conductor.

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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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