|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations|
|Section III. Quantity|
| 2. Comparative Quantity|
| Quantity by Comparison with a Standard|
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|NOUN:||GREATNESS &c. adj.; magnitude; size (dimensions) [See Size]; multitude (number) [See Multitude]; immensity, enormity, muchness; infinity [See Infinity]; might, strength, intensity, fullness.|
GREAT QUANTITY, quantity, deal [colloq.], power [colloq.], sight [colloq.], pot [colloq.], volume, world; mass, heap (assemblage) [See Assemblage]; stock (store) [See Store]; peck, bushel, load, cargo; cartload, wagonload, shipload; flood, spring tide; abundance (sufficiency) [See Sufficiency].
principal part, chief part, main part, greater part, better part, major part, best part, essential part; bulk, mass (whole) [See Whole].
FAME, distinction, grandeur, dignity; importance [See Importance]; generosity.
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|VERB:||BE GREAT &c. adj.; run high, soar, tower, loom, tower above, rise above, transcend; rise to a great height, carry to a great height; bulk, bulk large; know no bounds; ascend, mount.|
ENLARGE (increase) [See Increase], (expand) [See Expansion].
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|ADJECTIVE:||GREAT; greater [See Superiority]; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, bulky, huge &c. (large in size) [See Size]; titanic, Atlantean, Herculean, cyclopean, voluminous; ample; abundant (enough) [See Sufficiency]; wholesale; many [See Multitude]; full, intense, strong, sound, passing [archaic], heavy, plenary, deep, high; signal, at its height, in the zenith.|
WORLD-WIDE, widespread, far-famed, extensive.
GOODLY, noble, precious, mighty; sad, grave, serious; far gone, arrant, downright; uttermost; crass, gross, tall [slang, U. S.], mickle [archaic], arch, profound, intense, consummate; rank, unmitigated, red-hot desperate; glaring, flagrant, stark staring; thorough-paced, thorough-going; roaring, whacking [colloq.], magnitudinous [rare], thumping; extraordinary; important [See Importance]; unsurpassed (supreme) [See Superiority]; complete [See Completeness].
AUGUST, grand, dignified, sublime, majestic (repute) [See Repute].
VAST, immense, enormous, extreme; inordinate, excessive, extravagant, exorbitant, outrageous, preposterous, unconscionable, swinging, monstrous, overgrown; towering, stupendous, prodigious, astonishing, incredible, pronounced, fearful [colloq.], thundering [slang], terrible [colloq.], dreadful [colloq.], terrific [colloq.]; marvelous (wonder) [See Wonder].
UNLIMITED (infinite) [See Infinity]; unapproachable, 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, veriest; notable, noticeable, noteworthy; renowned.
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|ADVERB:||[IN A POSITIVE DEGREE] truly (truth) [See Truth]; decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, downright, in all conscience; for the most part, in the main.|
[IN A COMPLETE DEGREE] entirely (completely) [See Completeness]; abundantly (sufficiently) [See Sufficiency]; widely, far and wide.
[IN A GREAT OR HIGH DEGREE] greatly &c. adj.; much, muckle [archaic], well, indeed, very, very much, a deal, no end of, most, not a little; pretty, pretty well; enough, in a great measure, no end [colloq., U. S.], passing, richly; to a large extent, to a great extent, to a gigantic extent; on a large scale; so; never so, ever so; ever so much; by wholesale, mighty [colloq.], mightily, powerfully; with a witness [colloq.], ultra, in the extreme, extremely, exceedingly, intensely, exquisitely, acutely, indefinitely, immeasurably; beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, beyond all bounds; out of sight [colloq.]; incalculably, infinitely.
[IN A SUPREME DEGREE] preëminently, superlatively (superiority) [See Superiority].
[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, chiefly; famously, egregiously, prominently, glaringly, emphatically, strangely, wonderfully, amazingly, surprisingly, astonishingly, incredibly, marvelously, awfully, stupendously.
[IN AN EXCEPTIONAL DEGREE] peculiarly (unconformity) [See Unconformity].
[IN A VIOLENT DEGREE] furiously (violence) [See Violence]; severely, desperately, tremendously, extravagantly, confoundedly, deucedly [slang], devilishly [colloq.], with a vengeance, à outrance [F.], à toute outrance [F.].
[IN A PAINFUL DEGREE] painfully, sadly, grossly, sorely, bitterly, piteously, grievously, miserably, cruelly, woefully, lamentably, shockingly, frightfully, dreadfully, fearfully, terribly, horribly, distressingly, balefully, dolorously.
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- A maximis ad minima.
- Greatness knows itself.Henry IV
- Mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed.B. Cornwall
- Minimum decet libere cui multum licet.Seneca
- Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.Twelfth Night
- With Atlantean shoulders, fit to bear.Milton