behemoth
[ bih-hee-muhth ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Hebrewfrom Hebrew bĕhēmōṯ, intensive plural of bĕhēmāh ‘beast’
Synonyms
  • beast
  • leviathan
  • monster
  • huge
Antonyms
  • diminutive
  • peewee
  • runt
Definition
any creature or thing of monstrous size or power
Example
Because the elephant was extremely large, people liked to call it a behemoth.
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