Hello there everyone!

I have to write this 15,000 word "book" for E.L.A., and I need an unbelievably stupendous word for 'tall'.

I can't think of a really good synonym, and I'm getting tired of thinking. PLEASE comment below! 👇

Synonym for 'Tall'?

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    Where have you looked? If you haven't looked, go do that now :-) If you have, what have you seen? Why do you dislike what you've seen? What are you planning to apply the word to? (A person? A building? A story?) We really need to know more information before we can give you any sort of help. As it is, we can't see any of the work you've already put in, and we need to. Oct 22, 2014 at 20:24
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    "quite tall".....
    – Oldcat
    Oct 22, 2014 at 21:05
  • I can say "a towering building" but less likely with mountain. An immense mountain works but not an immense person which might be misinterpreted. So use an adverb such as "he's staggeringly/astonishingly/amazingly/remarkably tall"
    – Mari-Lou A
    Oct 23, 2014 at 4:06

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The most outlandish synonym I have found is Brobdingnagian (with capital letter), with the meaning "marked by tremendous size". It refers to Brobdingnag, a fictional country in Jonathan Swift's classic novel Gulliver's Travels (1726). It is found here on the Oxford Dictionary site, and here on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary site.

Other words are lofty (rising to a great height, very tall and impressive), altitudinous (extending to a great distance upward), statuesque (tall and beautiful, of a woman), rangy (tall and thin, of a person), etc. All these words can be looked up on oxforddictionaries.com or merriam-webster.com for more elaborate descriptions and example sentences (except altitudinous, which is not found on the Oxford Dictionary site).

  • Also, lanky..
    – ermanen
    Oct 23, 2014 at 0:58

altitudinous: extending to a great distance upward immeasurable: very great in size or amount : impossible to measure Alpine: (capitalized) a person possessing Alpine physical characteristics monumental: of or relating to a monument

Reference: Merriam-Webster dictionary

  • Guys, can we get some definitions and references to external authorities (i.e. dictionaries) here, please?
    – Dan Bron
    Oct 22, 2014 at 21:11

I suggest the word gargantuan.

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