1. the property of having a relatively great size
Syn: ↑bigness
Ant: ↑littleness (for: ↑bigness), ↑smallness
Derivationally related forms: ↑big (for: ↑bigness), ↑large
Hypernyms: ↑size
2. the capacity to understand a broad range of topics

a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject


a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views

Syn: ↑breadth, ↑comprehensiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑comprehensive, ↑comprehensive (for: ↑comprehensiveness)
Hypernyms: ↑intelligence
Hyponyms: ↑capaciousness, ↑roominess
3. large or extensive in breadth or importance or comprehensiveness

the might have repercussions of unimaginable largeness


the very extensiveness of his power was a temptation to abuse it

Syn: ↑extensiveness
Derivationally related forms: ↑large (for: ↑extensiveness), ↑extensive (for: ↑extensiveness), ↑large
Hypernyms: ↑magnitude
4. the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)
Syn: ↑pretentiousness, ↑pretension
Derivationally related forms: ↑large, ↑pretentious (for: ↑pretentiousness)
Hypernyms: ↑unnaturalness
Hyponyms: ↑ostentation

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