Greatness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡreɪtnəs|  American pronunciation of the word greatness
Brit.  |ˈɡreɪtnəs|  British pronunciation of the word greatness

noun

- the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence (syn: illustriousness)
- unusual largeness in size or extent or number (syn: enormousness, grandness, immenseness, immensity, sizeableness, vastness, wideness)

Examples

All creatures great and small

The project will require a great amount of time and money.

The building was restored at great expense.

A great quantity of fish

The low cost of these products gives them great appeal.

There is a very great need for reform.

They're in no great hurry to finish.

There is a great demand for his services.

An actress of great charm

Is there any love greater than that between parent and child?

We had some problems at first, but now things are going just great.

Keep up the good work. You're doing great!

He saw the difficulty and greatness of his task.

a faint reminder of their former greatness

...the poem about a frustrated man's last assay at greatness...

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