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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Alternatives for Big

I've been having computer issues this week... which have been driving me a little crazy. I can't say that it's totally fixed yet either.


Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.

Today's word is: - Get codes for Facebook, Hi5, MySpace and more

Big band, big cheese, big shot, bigwig... I don't think these are improved as colossal band, elephantine cheese, humongous shot,  or vastwig, but you get the idea. And what about movies like The Big Chill, Little Big Man and Big Fish? Let's play, The Ample Chill, Little Large Man, Fat Fish. 

Depending on how you use it, this list (which is not complete) may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.

a whale of a, adult, aggrandized, altruistic, amble, arch (as in enemy) arrogant, arty, astronomic/astronomical, awash, awesome, awful

banging, bear-sized, benevolent, bighearted, blow one’s own trumpet, blown-up, bluster, boast/boastful, bouffant ,bounteous/bountiful, brag/braggart/bragging, brimming, broad, Brobdingnagian, bulky, bull, burly, buxom

capacious, capital, cardinal, central, chief, chivalrous, chock-full, chubby, cock-a-hoop, colossal, commodious, conceited, considerable, considerate, copious, cosmic, crow, crowded, crowd-pleasing

deep, dominant, double

earthshaking, earth-shattering, elder, elephantine, elevated, eminent, enceinte, enlarged, enormous, epic, eventful, exaggerate, expectant, extended, extensive

faddish, fashionable, fat, favorite, first, flamboyant, free, freehanded, full, full-grown, full-sized

galactic, gallant, gargantuan, gravid, generous, giant, gigantic, giving, goodly, gracious, grand, great, greathearted, grown, grown-up

handsome, happening, haughty, heavy, heavy-duty, heavyweight, hefty, heroic, high/highest, high-minded, high-sounding, historic, hot, huge, hulking/hulky, humongous, husky

immense, imperious, important, imposing, in, inflated, influential, intense


key, king-sized

large, large-mouthed, large-scale, larger-than-life, leading, liberal, life-sized, lofty, lordly, lusty

macro, macroscopic, magnanimous, main, major, major league, mammoth, man-sized, massive, master, material, mature, meaningful, mod/modish, momentous, mondo, monolithic, monumental, monster/monstrous, mountainous, much, muscular

noble, number one, numero uno,
obese, openhanded, openhearted, outsized, overbearing, overblown, overlarge, overmastering, overriding, oversized, overweight

packed, paramount, plump/plumping, plush, pompous, ponderous, pop, potent,  powerful, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, prime, principle, prodigious, prominent, presumptuous, pretentious, princely, prodigious, proud, puffy,


rangy, red-hot, rich, robust, roomy,

self-aggrandizing, serious, significant, sizable, sovereign, spacious, stout, strapping, strong, stuffed, stupendous, substantial, super, super colossal, supreme, swelled

tall, thumping, thundering, titanic, tidy, too large, toot one’s own horn, tremendous, tubby,


vainglorious, valuable, vast, vaunt, vogue/voguish, volumed, voluminous,

walloping, weighty, whacking, whopper/whopping, wide, wide-ranging

How about this bit of VAST LOVE? 


  1. HUGE wishes for a happy weekend!

  2. Unselfish - that's an interesting alternative.

  3. An enormous thank you for the list! Lots of good alternatives.

    Sorry to hear about the computer problems. Hope they are resolved soon!

  4. I like prominent! It lacks the negative connotation. :)

  5. Thanks for this list. Love all the alternatives!

  6. I love these posts. I live in a small town called Bigfork. Apparently, the town's name was derived from the Salish term for the area.


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