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November 24, 2022

Pantagruelian / adj. / pan-ˈta-grə-wəl

The word pantagruelian describes a gigantic person or something enormous. The English meaning of the word pantagruelian represents a person's insatiable appetite. Rabelais's late 15th-century series of novels use the word pantagruelian to describe a person with cynical good humor to solve serious matters in society. Such a person often uses coarse or extravagant humor when dealing with serious issues.

In a Sentence

Every time the holiday approaches, most families prepare a pantagruelian feast to celebrate their loved ones.

The new tax laws that favor the rich will see them enjoy a pantagruelian tax cut at the end of the year.

His pantagruelian appetite made him eat a huge plate of meat in the pantagruelian feast.

He covered his pantagruelian belly with a loose apron while enjoying a quiet evening in his beach house.


The word pantagruelian originates from Rabelais's late 15th-century series of novels. It was initially used to describe the Pantagruel character, who had an insatiable appetite. François Rabelais' c. 1490- 1553 novels use pantagruelian to describe the son of Gargantua's pantagruelian belly. The word pantagruelian was used for the first time in 1598.


Huge, Voracious, Insatiable


Insignificant, Tiny, Appeasable


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