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colossal (adj) huge (of size); very large (of quantity or amount); enormous (of degree).

A thing that is very huge is colossal. Colossal expenditure means spending a great lot of money. A colossal project is a project of a very large size. The Aswan Dam across the Nile is a dam of colossal proportions, which means that it is very large. The pyramids are of colossal proportions. That is, they are huge. A waste of large quantity of anything, say water, or of a large amount of money, is a colossal waste.

  • New York is a city of colossal dimensions. Its population, its massive skyscrapers, its theatres, its music halls, etc., are all very large, giving one the impression that everything about it is very colossal.
  • The statues of the Pharaohs in Egypt and the temples of the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses are all of colossal sizes. The sheer largeness of these structures fills us with awe.
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