Definition of 'colossal'
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Example sentences containing 'colossal'
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Tough love is required in colossal amounts right now from you to your terribly betrayed chum. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It amounts to colossal investment firepower. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This would have been a colossal task. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We will be asked to pay billions more each year in interest on our colossal national debt. The Sun (2010)These infections not only put us at risk but cost colossal sums to treat. The Sun (2007)This is failure on a colossal scale. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Why were they helping him get such colossal amounts of food? The Sun (2009)Why are the retail financial services so prone to sharp practice on such a colossal scale? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Who will apologise to the public for that colossal waste? The Sun (2015)The mobile phone seller has hired advisers to restructure its colossal debts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the biggest problem of all is a colossal failure of nerve. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)This subsidy was for the colossal amount of just over a grand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It wastes lives and potential on a colossal scale. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is more than a colossal economic waste. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The current boom is based on colossal debt. The Sun (2007)It is an outcome that matters to millions of people and involves colossal amounts of money. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It represents a failure of cultural nerve on a colossal scale. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a colossal waste of time and resources for the tiniest of conceptual rewards. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No politician can pretend that these colossal sums can be found without hurting very large numbers of people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It takes a colossal failure of economic management to shake the confidence of a people in their own savings. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That is a colossal task given athletics' dismal doping record. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The more usual scenario is for colossal public art to cause a small flutter, then be ignored. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A lazy human blunder rendered a colossal scientific effort in vain. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is not the Olympics, with colossal public expenditure. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The situation now is vastly different with colossal sums of money involved and GPs' motives frequently being called into question. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'colossal'
British English: colossal ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as colossal, you are emphasizing that it is very large.
There has been a colossal waste of public money.
Definition of colossal from the Collins English Dictionary
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