(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. powerful, momentous, forceful. See power. Ant., weak, powerless.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Strong]
Syn. powerful, stalwart, muscular; see strong 1 .
2. [Powerful through influence]
Syn. great, all-powerful, omnipotent; see powerful 1 .
3. [Imposing]
Syn. great, remarkably large, extensive, impressive, gigantic, magnificent, majestic, towering, dynamic, irresistible, notable, extraordinary, grand, considerable, monumental, titanic, tremendous, high and mighty; see also large 1 .
Ant. plain*, unimpressive, ordinary.
4. [*Very]
Syn. great, exceedingly, extremely; see very .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. strong powerful, forceful, potent, commanding, influential, muscular, omnipotent, vigorous, puissant, *strong as an ox.
2. huge gigantic, colossal, immense, titanic, enormous, gargantuan, massive, monstrous.
ANT.: 1. weak, feeble, impotent. 2. tiny, small, wee
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Having or able to exert great power: potent, powerful, puissant. See STRONG. 2. Having great physical strength: potent, powerful, puissant, strong. See STRONG. 3. Of extraordinary size and power: behemoth, Brobdingnag-ian, Bunyanesque, colossal, cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantesque, gigantic, herculean, heroic, huge, immense, jumbo, mammoth, massive, massy, mastodonic, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, pythonic, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast. Informal: walloping. Slang: whopping. See BIG. II adverb Chiefly Regional. To a high degree: awfully, dreadfully, eminently, exceedingly, exceptionally, extra, extremely, greatly, highly, most, notably, very. Informal: awful. See BIG.

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