Pro*di"gious (?), a. [L. prodigiosus, fr. prodigium a prodigy; cf. F. prodigieux. See Prodigy.]

1.

Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous.

[Obs. or R.]

Spenser.

It is prodigious to have thunder in a clear sky. Sir T. Browne.

2.

Extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very great; vast; huge; immense; as, a prodigious mountain; a prodigious creature; a prodigious blunder.

"Prodigious might."

Milton.

Syn. -- Huge; enormous; monstrous; portentous; marvelous; amazing; astonishing; extraordinary.

 

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