Saturday, 8 October 2016

Anyone can say 'big'

Anyone can say 'big' or 'large' or 'huge' but lower down the frequency list are fancy words giving 'big' a wide range of different subtle meanings:

sizeable, of considerable size, substantial, considerable, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, epic, mountainous, megalithic, monstrous, Brobdingnagian, towering;, tall, high, lofty, outsize;, oversized, overgrown, cumbersome, unwieldy;
inordinate, unlimited, goodly capacious;, voluminous, commodious, spacious informaljumbo, good-size(d), fair-size(d); king-size(d), man-size, family-size(d), economy-size(d);, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, bumper, mega, humongous, monster, astronomical, cosmic, almighty, dirty great, socking great, tidy informalwhacking;, whacking great, ginormous;

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