Thesaurus / great

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What are other ways to say great?

In reference to the size and extent of concrete objects, great is highly formal and even poetic, suggesting also that the object is notable or imposing, large is only somewhat formal, and big is the most general and most colloquial word: a great oak; a large tree; a big tree; great plains; a large field; a big field. When the reference is to degree or a quality, great is the usual word: great beauty; great mistake; great surprise; although big sometimes alternates with it in colloquial style: a big mistake; a big surprise; large is usually not used in reference to degree, but may be used in a quantitative reference: a large number (great number).

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Along with Noma chef René Redzepi, Puglisi is a groundbreaking chef of new Nordic Cuisine, which turned Copenhagen into one of the world’s greatest dining destinations.
There's also an influx of counterfeit cheaper whiskies seeping into the markets, which could pose an even greater challenge, albeit less of a headline-grabbing one.
In 2012, 85 percent of Republicans and 66 percent of Democrats said the United States was the greatest nation.
“China is a great nation, and we should hope for the continued expansion.”
Florida’s way down, Texas is now way down, Arizona, governor’s done a great job.
It’s just been the greatest economic environment I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.
TRUMP, IN TOWN HALL, SAYS HE WOULDN’T HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY ON PANDEMICCOLBY ITKOWITZ, JOSH DAWSEY, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Our military, when I came into this great office, our military was depleted.
Scarane kept the pitch to the agenda she'd take to Washington, always starting by saying the system was “working great for the very wealthy” and seeing where the voter took it.
“We want more great engineers not fewer,” he said on Monday, without mentioning how many more engineers his company may hire.
In the porch he paused a moment, to draw on his woollen gloves, and button his great coat, and for something besides.

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