1. [ adjective ] (antiquity) so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
Synonyms: colossal stupendous

"colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple" "has a colossal nerve" "a prodigious storm" "a stupendous field of grass" "stupendous demand"

Related terms: large
2. [ adjective ] of momentous or ominous significance
Synonyms: portentous

"such a raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville "a prodigious vision"

Related terms: significant
3. [ adjective ] far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
Synonyms: exceptional surpassing olympian exceeding

"a night of exceeding darkness" "an exceptional memory" "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy" "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"

Related terms: extraordinary
Similar spelling:   prodigiously