Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made with great effort or endeavor.
  • 2. Of grave import; momentous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Of great bulk or consequence; very important.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective archaic Momentous, weighty.
  • adjective archaic Laborious, involving or exerting great effort; arduous.

Etymologies

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From (the stem of) Latin mōlīmen ("effort").

Examples

  • It is curious to see how Mr. Sinclair plumes himself on this Devil of Glenluce as a "moliminous rampier" against irreligion.

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  • A "moliminous rampier" is a choice phrase, and may be envied by novelists who aim at distinction of style.

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  • The Earl dug coal-mines, and constructed "a moliminous rampier for a harbour."

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Comments

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  • 1. Massive, cumbrous; weighty, momentous. 2. Involving great effort or endeavour; laborious (Obsolete).

    February 20, 2008

  • I'd like to see this word revived - it's a beauty & fun to say.

    February 25, 2008

  • Indeed. Unless you happen to be inebriated.

    February 25, 2008

  • Thas quite magblaminous of yoo resesettee

    April 14, 2009