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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’.
Sarah soon realized that the problem was too complex to solve, even for someone with her prodigious intellect.
The industry generates a prodigious amount of money, but that is outweighed by the damage it does to the environment.
Alex is a prodigiously talented musician, and got a scholarship to a music academy last year.