humongous vs whopping what difference

what is difference between humongous and whopping

English

Alternative forms

  • humungous

Etymology

Blend of huge +‎ monstrous.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌhjuːˈmʌŋɡəs/, /ˌhjuːˈmɒŋɡəs/
    • (Northern England) IPA(key): [çu̟ːˈmʊŋɡəs]
    • (Southern England) IPA(key): [ˌçu̟ːˈmɐŋɡəs]
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋɡəs

Adjective

humongous (comparative more humongous, superlative most humongous)

  1. (informal) Of an extremely large size.

Synonyms

  • enormous
  • gigantic
  • ginormous
  • immense
  • huge
  • massive
  • See also Thesaurus:gigantic

Translations



English

Etymology

whop (verb) +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)wɒpɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈ(h)wɑpɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒpɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: whop‧ping

Adjective

whopping (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Exceptionally great or large.

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:gigantic

Translations

Adverb

whopping (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Exceedingly, extremely, very.

Synonyms

  • awfully
  • terribly

Verb

whopping

  1. present participle of whop.

Noun

whopping (plural whoppings)

  1. A beating.

Synonyms

  • thrashing
  • walloping
  • whupping (colloquial)

Further reading

  • “whopping” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present, retrieved 24 July 2017.

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