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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 (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

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

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

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

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)

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 Lexicon (1998)

by William Frank Buckley

Brobdingnagian (adjective) Huge. The word is from Jonathan Swift's imaginary country, inhabited by giants, in Gulliver's Travels. Finally Khomeini cried uncle, and, at age eighty-eight, set out to attempt to bring to Iran a small measure of the ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

Cross References Micrographia; Tremor Macropsia Macropsia, or “ Brobdingnagian ...

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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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