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Brobdingnagian

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

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Definition of Brobdingnagian

What does Brobdingnagian mean?

adjective

  1. huge; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Brobdingnag

adjective satellite

  1. unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

Alternative definition

adjective

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

noun

  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 previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2002)

5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske

a big ( brobdingnagian; colossal; enormous; gargantuan; giant; gigantic; grand; great; huge; immense; large; massive; monstrous; prodigious; tremendous; vast) amount; a great deal ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

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 ...

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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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