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May 13, 2008
This week's theme
14-letter words, 14-letter definitions

This week's words
acritochromacy
tintinnabulate
tinctumutation
brobdingnagian
circumbendibus

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brobdingnagian

(brob-ding-NAG-ee-uhn) Pronunciation Sound Clip

adjective: Of gigantic size.

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

"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.

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

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