big


big
adjective
1)

a big building

Syn:
large, sizable, substantial, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, Brobdingnagian; towering, tall, high, lofty; outsize, oversized; goodly; capacious, voluminous, spacious; king-size(d), man-size, family-size(d), economy-size(d); informal jumbo, whopping, mega, humongous, monster, astronomical, ginormous; formal commodious
Ant:
small, little
2)

clothing for big people

Syn:
well-built, sturdy, brawny, burly, broad-shouldered, muscular, muscly, rugged, Herculean, bulky, hulking, strapping, thickset, stocky, solid, hefty, large; tall, huge, gigantic; fat, stout, portly, plump, fleshy, paunchy, corpulent, obese; full-figured, big-boned, buxom; roly-poly, rotund, well-fed; informal hunky, beefy, husky; literary thewy
Ant:
small, slight, diminutive
3)

my big sister

Syn:
elder, older; grown-up, adult, mature, grown
4)

a big decision

Syn:
important, significant, major, momentous, weighty, consequential, far-reaching, key, vital, critical, crucial, life-and-death
Ant:
unimportant, minor, trivial
5) informal

a big man in the government

Syn:
powerful, important, prominent, influential, high-powered, leading, preeminent; major-league
Ant:
unimportant, obscure
6) informal

she has big plans

Syn:
ambitious, far-reaching, grandiose, on a grand scale
Ant:
modest
7)

he's got a big heart

Syn:
generous, kind, kindly, caring, compassionate, loving
8) informal

East Coast bands are big across the country

Syn:
popular, successful, in demand, sought-after, all the rage; informal hot, in, cool, trendy, now, hip

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