prodigious | prodigiously

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very large or impressive

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prodigious - huge

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Something ‘prodigious’ is exceptional or substantial in amount, ability, or strength. The word implies a clear departure from the normal, though it is most commonly used in a positive context. It is not related to or derived from the similar-looking word ‘prodigy’, which means ‘a young person with great ability’.

Synonyms immense,tremendous
Antonyms microscopic,unexceptional

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  1. Sarah soon realized that the problem was too complex to solve, even for someone with her prodigious intellect.

  2. The industry generates a prodigious amount of money, but that is outweighed by the damage it does to the environment.

  3. Alex is a prodigiously talented musician, and got a scholarship to a music academy last year.

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