monumental

adj.
1 famous for its monuments.
2 monumental.
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monumental
adjetivo
1 monumental
Paris es una ciudad monumental Paris is famous for its monuments
2 familiar (enorme) phenomenal
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ADJ
1) (=de monumentos)

conjunto monumental — collection of historical monuments

la riqueza monumental del país — the country's wealth of monuments

un catálogo monumental de España — a catalogue of the (historical) monuments of Spain

2) (=enorme) [esfuerzo, error, éxito] monumental; [atasco] enormous; [bronca, paliza] tremendous
3) * (=excelente) tremendous *, terrific *
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adjetivo
1) (Arquit)

la riqueza monumental de la ciudad — the wealth of monuments in the city

2) (fam) (muy grande)
a) (en tamaño) huge, massive
b) (en grado) monumental
3) (fam) (estupendo) fabulous (colloq)
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= formidable, monumental, Herculean, huge, enormous, humongous [humungous], ginormous, Herculanian, gianormous.
Nota: Formado por la combinación de giant y enormous.
Ex. 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare.
Ex. She was chairperson of the Task Force that in 1972 wrote a monumental report about discrimination against women in the library profession.
Ex. A task of Herculean proportions is how some members of Senate describe it.
Ex. A user searching for Smith's 'History as Argument' who was not sure under which subject it would be entered, would have to prowl through a huge number of cards in a card catalog to find the entry under SMITH.
Ex. In coventional libraries, such searches usually involve an enormous amount of time and energy.
Ex. The word 'humongous' first darted onto the linguistic stage only about 1968 but hit the big time almost immediately and has been with us ever since.
Ex. They have a ginormous share of the market!.
Ex. The Ibbs family where founder members of this Herculanian pottery in Liverpool, England.
Ex. The upside, and its a gianormous upside, is that there is so much variety.
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* tarea monumental = Herculean task, Herculanian task.
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adjetivo
1) (Arquit)

la riqueza monumental de la ciudad — the wealth of monuments in the city

2) (fam) (muy grande)
a) (en tamaño) huge, massive
b) (en grado) monumental
3) (fam) (estupendo) fabulous (colloq)
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= formidable, monumental, Herculean, huge, enormous, humongous [humungous], ginormous, Herculanian, gianormous.
Nota: Formado por la combinación de giant y enormous.

Ex: 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare.

Ex: She was chairperson of the Task Force that in 1972 wrote a monumental report about discrimination against women in the library profession.
Ex: A task of Herculean proportions is how some members of Senate describe it.
Ex: A user searching for Smith's 'History as Argument' who was not sure under which subject it would be entered, would have to prowl through a huge number of cards in a card catalog to find the entry under SMITH.
Ex: In coventional libraries, such searches usually involve an enormous amount of time and energy.
Ex: The word 'humongous' first darted onto the linguistic stage only about 1968 but hit the big time almost immediately and has been with us ever since.
Ex: They have a ginormous share of the market!.
Ex: The Ibbs family where founder members of this Herculanian pottery in Liverpool, England.
Ex: The upside, and its a gianormous upside, is that there is so much variety.
* tarea monumental = Herculean task, Herculanian task.

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monumental
adjective
A (Arquit):
la riqueza monumental de la ciudad the wealth of monuments in the city
B (fam) (muy grande)
1 (en tamaño) huge, massive
una cocina/un jardín monumental a huge kitchen/garden
2 (en grado) monumental
un error/esfuerzo monumental a monumental error/effort
me costó un trabajo monumental it took a tremendous amount of work
C (fam) (estupendo) fabulous (colloq)
tiene un cuerpo monumental she has a fabulous body
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monumental adjetivo (fam)
a)cocina/jardínhuge, massive

b)error/esfuerzomonumental

monumental adjetivo
1 (relativo al monumento) monumental
2 fam (muy grande) huge: se formó un lío monumental, they kicked up a huge fuss
'monumental' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
bestial
- faraónica
- faraónico
- garrafal
- mortal
- pancha
- pancho
English:
monumental
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monumental adj
1. [ciudad, lugar]
es una ciudad monumental it's a city with a lot of historic monuments;
la ciudad contiene un espléndido conjunto monumental renacentista the city has a wonderful collection of Renaissance buildings
2. [fracaso, éxito] monumental;
agarró un enfado monumental he flew into an almighty rage;
el concierto fue un aburrimiento monumental the concert was incredibly boring
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monumental
adj monumental
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monumental adj, fam
1) : tremendous, terrific
2) : massive, huge

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