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Roget-categorie 31

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.3. Quantity
›› 1.3.2. Comparative quantity

#31. Greatness

zelfstandig naamwoord

greatness etc. adj. — magnitudesize etc. (dimensions) 192multitude etc. (number) 102immensityenormityinfinity etc. 105might, strength, intensity, fullnessimportance etc. 642.
great quantity, quantity, deal, power, sight, pot, volume, worldmass, heap etc. (assemblage) 72stock etc. (store) 636 peck, bushel, load, cargocartload, wagonload, shiploadflood, spring tideabundance etc. (sufficiency) 639.
principal part, chief part, main part, greater part, major part, best part, essential partbulk, mass etc. (whole) 50.


be great etc. adj. — run high, soar, tower, transcendrise to a great height, carry to a great heightknow no boundsascend, mount.
enlarge etc. (increase) 35, (expand) 194.

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

greatgreater etc. 33large, considerable, fair, above parbig, huge etc. (large in size) 192Herculean, cyclopeanampleabundantetc. (enough) 639 full, intense, strong, sound, passing, heavy, plenary, deep, highsignal, at its height, in the zenith.
world-wide, widespread, far-famed, extensivewholesalemany etc. 102.
goodly, noble, precious, mightysad, grave, heavy, seriousfar gone, arrant, downright utter, uttermostcrass, gross, arch, profound, intense, consummaterank, uninitiated, red-hot, desperateglaring, flagrant, stark staringthorough-paced, thoroughgoingroaring, thumpingextraordinary.
important etc. 642unsurpassed etc. (supreme) 33complete etc. 52.
august, grand, dignified, sublime, majestic etc. (repute) 873.
vast, immense, enormous, extremeinordinate, excessive, extravagant, exorbitant, outrageous, preposterous, unconscionable, swinging, monstrous, overgrowntowering, stupendous, prodigious, astonishing, incrediblemarvelous etc. 870.
unlimited etc. (infinite) 105unapproachable, unutterable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, inexpressible, beyond expression, fabulous.
undiminished, unabated, unreduced, unrestricted.
absolute, positive, stark, decided, unequivocal, essential, perfect, finished.
remarkable, of mark, marked, pointed, veriestnoteworthyrenowned.


truly etc. (truth) 494 [in a positive degree]; decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, downright, in all consciencefor the most part, in the main.
[in a complete degree] entirely etc. (completely) 52abundantly etc. (sufficiently) 639widely, far and wide.
[in a great or high degree] greatly etc. adj. — much, muckle, well, indeed, very, very much, a deal, no end of, most, not a littlepretty, pretty wellenough, in a great measure, richlyto a large extent, to a great extent, to a gigantic extenton a large scaleso never so, ever soever so dolescrap, shred, tag, splinter, rag, muchby wholesalemighty, powerfullywith a witness, ultra [Lat.], in the extreme, extremely, exceedingly, intensely, exquisitely, acutely, indefinitely, immeasurablybeyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, beyond all boundsincalculably, infinitely.
[in a supreme degree] preeminently, superlatively etc. (superiority) 33.
[in a too great degree] immoderately, monstrously, preposterously, inordinately, exorbitantly, excessively, enormously, out of all proportion, with a vengeance.
[in a marked degree] particularly, remarkably, singularly, curiously, uncommonly, unusually, peculiarly, notably, signally, strikingly, pointedly, mainly, chieflyfamously, egregiously, prominently, glaringly, emphatically, kat exochin [Gr.], strangely, wonderfully, amazingly, surprisingly, astonishingly, incredibly, marvelously, awfully, stupendously.
[in an exceptional degree] peculiarly etc. (unconformity) 83.
[in a violent degree] furiously etc. (violence) 173severely, desperately, tremendously, extravagantly, confoundedly, deucedly, devilishly, with a vengeancea outrance, a toute outrance [Fr.].
[in a painful degree] painfully, sadly, grossly, sorely, bitterly, piteously, grievously, miserably, cruelly, woefully, lamentably, shockingly, frightfully, dreadfully, fearfully, terribly, horribly.


a maximis ad minima [Lat.]greatness knows itself" [Henry IV]; mightiest powers by deepest calms are mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed" [B. Cornwall]; minimum decet libere cui multum licet [Lat.] [Seneca]; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them" [Twelfth Night].

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