American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, resembling, or serving as a monument.
- adj. Impressively large, sturdy, and enduring.
- adj. Of outstanding significance: Einstein's monumental contributions to physics.
- adj. Astounding: monumental cowardice; monumental talent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or connected with a monument or monuments: as, a monumental inscription.
- Belonging to a tomb.
- Serving as a monument or as material for a monument; memorial; preserving memory: as, a monumental pillar.
- Having the character of a monument; resembling a monument.
- Conspicuous and permanent; historically prominent; impressive.
- Conspicuous as a monument; notable; excessive; amazing: as, monumental impudence.
- n. A monumental record; a memorial.
- adj. in the manner of a monument.
- adj. large, grand and imposing. Fitting to be a monument to someone or something.
- adj. Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or suitable for, a monument.
- adj. Serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory.
- adj. Of lasting significance.
- adj. Exceptionally large in quantity, quality, or degree
- adj. imposing in size or bulk or solidity
- adj. relating or belonging to or serving as a monument
- adj. of outstanding significance
“We'll tell you why Louisiana's governor is furious about what she calls monumental miscalculation.”
“The Massachusetts Democrat told a Senate hearing attended by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that "significant financial commitment by the U.S." was crucial to help what he called a "monumental and uplifting transformation" in the region.”
“Cryptography HAH what a joke no one accused you of cryptography ROTFL -- what you call MY monumental pile of BS (such a fine display of intellectual erudition BTW) is simply the core findings of basic psychoanalysis and mental health.”
“But a few sentences later he states that he has never questioned the legitimacy of the state of Israel within its pre-1967 (i.e. 1948) borders, thereby condoning what he describes as a monumental injustice.”
“This number is increasing in monumental numbers as the rest of the unemployed exhaust their benefits.”
“The situation is monumental from a political angle.”
“By then the great project on the Colorado River had already set the standard for the dam as an expression of monumental power sculpted in concrete.”
“John R. Neill's illustrations of the Emerald City reflect turn-of-the-century taste in monumental architecture, and thus have a lot of similarities with the exposition's buildings.”
“Anything this monumental is bound to create a counter force.”
“What makes it monumental is its encyclopedic ambition.”
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