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A.Word.A.Day--brobdingnagian

This week's theme: 14-letter words, 14-letter definitions.

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Brobdingnagian (brob-ding-NAG-ee-uhn) adjective

Of gigantic size.

[After Brobdingnag, the fictional region where everything was enormous, in Jonathan Swift's satire Gulliver's Travels.]

See more usage examples of brobdingnagian in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"It never ceases to amaze me how people with seemingly Brobdingnagian egos are absolutely convinced that their supreme qualities will only become apparent to the rest of the world if they are seen in a so-called luxury car bought with taxpayers' money."
The Year 2010 and Bérenger is Prime Minister; Mauritius Times;

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Wars are the side-effects of nationalism. -Yahia Lababidi, writer (b. 1973)

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