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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 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 previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

The original satire of the work is now largely forgotten and the adjective brobdingnagian has arisen as a synonym of "gigantic." The name is frequently, though incorrectly, spelled Brobdignag. Swift wrote a mock letter from Captain Gulliver to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

to the triumphs of Zolkiewski and the other great generals who performed Brobdingnagian feats with Lilliputian armies. At the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War Sigismund prudently leagued with the emperor to counterpoise the united efiorts ...

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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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