Category Archives: To describe size

Hulking (Adjective)

Very big and often awkward:

Example:

Two hulking figures guarded the entrance of the club.

Brobdingnagian (adj.)

Brobdingnagian (adj.)

Of or pertaining to Brobdingnag.  Enormous, huge, far larger than is customary for such a thing. Colossal; of extraordinary height; gigantic. After Brobdingnag, a country in Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, where everything was enormous.

Example:

Italy has always been described as ‘the brobdingnagian boot’.