[jahy-gan-tik, ji-] /dʒaɪˈgæn tɪk, dʒɪ-/

very large; huge:
a gigantic statue.
of, like, or befitting a .
very large; enormous: a gigantic error
Also gigantesque (ˌdʒaɪɡænˈtɛsk). of or suitable for giants

1610s, “pertaining to giants,” from Latin gigant- stem of gigantem, from gigas “giant” (see giant) + -ic. Replaced earlier gigantine (c.1600), gigantical (c.1600), giantlike (1570s). Of material or immaterial things, actions, etc., by 1797.


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