Definition of Colossal

1. Adjective. So great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe. "Stupendous demand"

Exact synonyms: Prodigious, Stupendous
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Colossus, Prodigy



Definition of Colossal

1. a. Of enormous size; gigantic; huge; as, a colossal statue.

Definition of Colossal

1. Adjective. Extremely large or on a great scale. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colossal

1. gigantic [adj] - See also: gigantic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colossal

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colorpoints
colorpuncture
colors
colorspace
colorway
colorways
colorwise
colorwork
coloscope
coloscopes
coloscopic
coloscopies
coloscopy
colosigmoidostomy
colossal (current term)
colossal squid
colossal squids
colossally
colossean
colosseums
colossi
colossus
colossuses
colossæum
colossæums
colostomies
colostomy
colostomy bag
colostral

Literary usage of Colossal

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1. A History of European and American Sculpture from the Early Christian Period by Chandler Rathfon Post (1921)
"THE colossal TENDENCY In the rest of the vast sculptural output of Italy during ... The exponents of the former were likely to exaggerate it into a colossal ..."

2. The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome: A Companion Book for Students and by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1897)
"... Sacra Via" to the site of the amphitheatre, was occupied by the vestibule of the Golden House of Nero, a square portico with a colossal ..."

3. The History of Ancient Art by Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1872)
"One of the most beautiful works of this time is a colossal head in marble apparently of the younger Faustina. I say apparently, for the likeness especially ..."

4. Travels in Siberia: Including Excursions Northwards, Down the Obi, to the by Adolph Erman (1848)
"Moscow (where we remained from the 20th to the 28th of July) is quite as colossal as St. Petersburg, but altogether far more various. ..."

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