massive

Massive means enormous. Obviously, Mt. Everest is massive, but a massive budget cut isn't necessarily big in physical mass; it's something that is imposing in scale or power. A massive budget cut can do a lot of damage.

Unless someone is referring to your intellect, massive is not a word you want used in a description of your attributes. Massive is a nice one to trot out when huge, gigantic, and enormous sound too over-the-top. Politicians use it often. Massive could also be the best way to describe the wave you surfed on your Hawaiian vacation or the size of the fish you nearly caught on that trip with your friends.

Primary Meanings of massive

1.
adj
consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
2.
adj
being the same substance throughout
Full Definitions of massive
1

adj consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter

“Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets”
Synonyms:
heavy
of comparatively great physical weight or density

adj imposing in size or bulk or solidity

massive oak doors”
“Moore's massive sculptures”
Synonyms:
monolithic, monumental
big, large
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

adj imposing in scale or scope or degree or power

massive retaliatory power”
“a massive increase in oil prices”
massive changes”
Synonyms:
big, large
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
2

adj being the same substance throughout

massive silver”
Synonyms:
solid
entirely of one substance with no holes inside

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