Synonyms for big

Adjective

1. large (vs. small), big (vs. little), ample, sizable, sizeable, astronomic, astronomical, galactic, bigger, larger, biggest, greatest, largest, biggish, largish, blown-up, enlarged, bouffant, puffy, bulky, capacious, colossal, prodigious, stupendous, cosmic, deep, double, elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo, enormous, tremendous, epic, heroic, larger-than-life, extensive, extended, gigantic, mammoth, great, hulking, hulky, huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagian, humongous, banging, thumping, whopping, walloping, king-size, king-sized, large-scale, large-scale, life-size, lifesize, life-sized, full-size, macro, man-sized, massive, monolithic, monumental, massive, monstrous, mountainous, outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized, overlarge, too large, plumping, queen-size, queen-sized, rangy, super, titanic, volumed, voluminous, whacking, wide-ranging, broad, spacious, wide
usage: above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2. big, important (vs. unimportant), of import
usage: significant; "graduation was a big day in his life"
3. big, momentous, significant (vs. insignificant), important
usage: of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
4. big, large, prominent, conspicuous (vs. inconspicuous), obvious
usage: conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
5. bad, big, intense (vs. mild)
usage: very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
6. big, loud (vs. soft)
usage: loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
7. big(prenominal), heavy(prenominal), intemperate (vs. temperate)
usage: prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
8. adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup, mature (vs. immature)
usage: (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"
9. big, heavy (vs. light)
usage: marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
10. big, swelled, vainglorious, proud (vs. humble)
usage: feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
11. big(prenominal) (vs. little), elder, older
usage: older brother or sister; "big sister"
12. boastful, braggart(prenominal), bragging(prenominal), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising, proud (vs. humble)
usage: exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
13. big, large, magnanimous, generous (vs. ungenerous)
usage: generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies"
14. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded, generous (vs. stingy)
usage: given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
15. big(predicate), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(predicate), large(predicate), heavy(predicate), with child(predicate), pregnant (vs. nonpregnant)
usage: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"

Adverb

1. big
usage: extremely well; "his performance went over big"
2. boastfully, vauntingly, big, large
usage: in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"
3. big
usage: on a grand scale; "think big"
4. big
usage: in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"
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