Definition of prodigious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈdɪdʒəs//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈdɪdʒəs//
[usually before noun] (formal)
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very large or powerful and causing surprise or admiration synonym colossal, enormous a prodigious achievement/memory/talent DVDs can store prodigious amounts of information. Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the sense ‘portentous’): from Latin prodigiosus, from prodigium ‘portent’.
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