giantly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From giant +‎ -ly. Compare giantlike.

Adjective[edit]

giantly (comparative giantlier or more giantly, superlative giantliest or most giantly)

  1. Characteristic to, resembling, or relating to a giant or giants; giantlike.
    • 1850, Diedrich Knickerbocker, A history of New-York – Page 241:
      Hard by was a formidable race of savages inhabiting the gentle region watered by the Susquehanna, of whom the following mention is made by Master Hariot in his excellent history: – "The Susquesahanocks are a giantly people, strange in proportion, behaviour, and attire – [...]
    • 1937, Aeroplane and commercial aviation news – Page 96:
      There may be a giant sea-liner feeling its way down to the sea and it would be a very awkward obstruction, even for the giantliest of giant air liners.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Usher to this entry?)

Adverb[edit]

giantly (comparative giantlier or more giantly, superlative giantliest or most giantly)

  1. In a giant or gigantic manner; gigantically; enormously; immensely.
    • 2012, Braden Bell, The Kindling: Middle School Magic – Page 5:
      Lexa dropped her book. “Okay, that was giantly huge!”
    • 2012, Leni Zumas, The Listeners – Page 200:
      Why should I keep on playing a game that was so giantly stupid, named after people dead a million years, during which I was obliged to do giantly boring things like hold the end of the sheet while my sister wrap-twirled into a mummy?

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.