towering [adj] huge, excessive aerial, airy, colossal, elevated, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fantastic, gigantic, great, high, immoderate, imperial, imposing, impressive, inordinate, intense, lofty, magnificent, massive, mighty, monumental, outstanding, paramount, preeminent, prodigious, skyscraping, soaring, spiring, stately, stupendous, sublime, superior, supreme, surpassing, tall, towery, transcendent, tremendous, ultimate, undue, unmatchable, unmeasurable; concepts 567,779 —Ant. dwarfed, little, minor, short, small, tiny

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  • Towering — Tow er*ing, a. 1. Very high; elevated; rising aloft; as, a towering height. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, extreme; violent; surpassing. [1913 Webster] A man agitated by a towering passion. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • towering — [tou′ər iŋ] adj. 1. that towers; very high or tall 2. very great, intense, violent, etc. [a towering rage] …   English World dictionary

  • towering — index prodigious (enormous), salient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • towering — toweringly, adv. /tow euhr ing/, adj. 1. very high or tall; lofty: a towering oak. 2. surpassing others; very great: a towering figure in American poetry. 3. rising to an extreme degree of violence or intensity: a towering rage. 4. beyond the… …   Universalium

  • towering — [[t]ta͟ʊərɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n If you describe something such as a mountain or cliff as towering, you mean that it is very tall and therefore impressive. [LITERARY] ...towering cliffs of black granite which rise straight out of the sea. 2) ADJ:… …   English dictionary

  • towering — adjective Date: 1592 1. impressively high or great ; imposing < towering pines > 2. reaching a high point of intensity ; overwhelming < a towering rage > 3. going beyond proper bounds ; excessive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • towering — tow|er|ing [ˈtauərıŋ] adj [only before noun] 1.) very tall ▪ great towering cliffs 2.) much better than other people of the same kind = ↑outstanding ▪ a towering genius of his time 3.) in a towering rage very angry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • towering — tow|er|ing [ taurıŋ ] adjective 1. ) much taller than surrounding people or things: towering snow covered mountains 2. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM extremely impressive, important, or successful: Picasso is a towering figure in the history of 20th century …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • towering — adjective (only before noun) 1 very tall: great towering cliffs 2 much better than other people of the same kind; outstanding (1): a towering genius of his time 3 in a towering rage very angry …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • towering — UK [ˈtaʊərɪŋ] / US [ˈtaʊrɪŋ] adjective 1) much taller than surrounding people or things towering snow covered mountains 2) mainly journalism extremely impressive, important, or successful Picasso is a towering figure in the history of 20th… …   English dictionary

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