Adjective "prodigious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
  1. 'her memory was prodigious'
  2. 'This process, as can be seen by the previous Lexington example, burns a prodigious amount of fuel.'
  3. 'I wasn't really in the mood to get heavily into the intellectual history, but there's plenty there to ponder, and a prodigious amount of research.'
  4. 'He would listen intently to his mother's lessons and as his prodigious talent became apparent she began to teach him, too.'
  5. 'She has charmed the world with her prodigious talent and her level-headed approach to her growing celebrity.'
  6. 'The producers would have done better to spend more time on its story rather than mistaking the opportunity to make a film as prodigious talent.'
  7. 'He took a prodigious amount of drugs washed down with booze.'
  8. 'Plenty of people have spent prodigious amounts of time teasing out that complexity-in-simplicity.'
  9. 'To the boy's surprise, it spread a pair of tan and gold wings that were prodigious in size, which caused it to appear as if it were towering over him.'
  10. 'Each section surveys the church across Africa, and draws together prodigious amounts of information.'
  11. 'It is, of course, possible simply to use the time for drinking and eating to prodigious degrees, but that is to miss the very point of it all?'
Unnatural or abnormal.


    1. extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: a prodigious research grant.

    2. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat.

    3. abnormal; monstrous.

    4. Obsolete. ominous.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "works can be prodigious in scopes."

    "works can be prodigious in numbers."

    "outputs can be prodigious in/at/on springs."

    "outputs can be prodigious."

    "talents can be prodigious."

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    Late 15th century (in the sense ‘portentous’): from Latin prodigiosus, from prodigium ‘portent’ (see prodigy).