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monumental

adjective
     
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mon‧u‧ment‧al
1 [usually before noun] a monumental achievement, piece of work, etc is very important and is usually based on many years of work:
a monumental contribution to the field of medicine
Charles Darwin's monumental study, 'The Origin of Species'
2 [only before noun] extremely large, bad, good, impressive etc:
Banks and building societies were yesterday accused of monumental incompetence.
a monumental task
There was a monumental traffic jam on the freeway.
3 [only before noun]AA relating to a monument or built as a monument:
a monumental arch

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