Synonyms of big in English:

big


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adjective

1‘a big garden’

SYNONYMS
large, sizeable, of considerable size, substantial, considerable, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, epic, mountainous, megalithic, monstrous, Brobdingnagian
towering, tall, high, lofty
outsize, oversized, overgrown, cumbersome, unwieldy
inordinate, unlimited, goodly
capacious, voluminous, commodious, spacious, good-size, good-sized, fair-size, fair-sized
king-size, king-sized, man-size, family-size, family-sized, economy-size, economy-sized
informal jumbo, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, bumper, mega, humongous, monster, astronomical, cosmic, almighty, dirty great, socking great, tidy
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous
literary massy
ANTONYMS

small, little

2‘a big man with a square red face’

SYNONYMS
well built, sturdily built, heavily built, sturdy, brawny, burly, broad-shouldered, muscular, muscly, well muscled, robust, rugged, lusty, Herculean, bulky, strapping, thickset, stocky, solid, hefty, meaty
tall, huge, gigantic
fat, stout, portly, plump, heavy, overweight, oversize, fleshy, paunchy, corpulent, obese, gargantuan, elephantine
informal hunky, hulking, beefy, husky
North American informal buff
dated stalwart
literary thewy, stark
ANTONYMS

small, slight, short

3‘you're a big girl now’

SYNONYMS
grown-up, adult, mature, grown, full grown
elder, older

4‘it's a big decision, so don't rush it’

SYNONYMS
important, significant, major, of great import, of significance, momentous, of moment, weighty, consequential, of consequence, far-reaching, key, vital, critical, crucial, life-and-death, high-priority, serious, grave, solemn
no joke, no laughing matter
ANTONYMS

minor, unimportant, trivial

5‘a big man in the government’

SYNONYMS
powerful, important, prominent, influential, high-powered, leading, pre-eminent, of high standing, outstanding, well known, eminent, distinguished, principal, foremost, noteworthy, notable, noted
North American major-league
ANTONYMS

unimportant, obscure

6‘a small company with big plans’

SYNONYMS
ambitious, far-reaching, on a grand scale
grandiose, unrealistic, overambitious
ANTONYMS

modest

7‘she's got a big heart’

SYNONYMS
generous, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, caring, compassionate, loving, benevolent, magnanimous, unselfish, altruistic, selfless, philanthropic

8‘African bands are big in Britain’

SYNONYMS
popular, successful, commercially successful, in demand, sought-after, all the rage
informal hot, in, cool, trendy, now, hip
British informal, dated all the go

Phrases

    too big for one's boots


    SYNONYMS
    conceited, full of oneself, cocky, boastful, arrogant, cocksure, above oneself, self-important, immodest, swaggering, strutting
    vain, self-satisfied, self-congratulatory, pleased with oneself, self-loving, in love with oneself, self-admiring, self-regarding, smug, complacent
    informal big-headed, swollen-headed
    literary vainglorious
    rare peacockish
    ANTONYMS

    modest