gigantism gigantism

Definition(s):

  1. (n) excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
  2. (n) excessive largeness of stature

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Usage(s):

  1. Unlike other previous holders of the title, Bao does not have gigantism, the growth disorder that contributes to extreme height.
  2. His own ideas, in favor of decentralized welfare villages and against gigantism, strike many, including Nehru, as hopelessly unrealistic.
  3. Now he has produced an abrasive essay in gung-ho gigantism.

News

  • Toronto Overwhelms

    Gigantism has taken over the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, North America’s and probably the world’s biggest, a state fair without livestock – unless we consider the stars and filmmakers stand-ins for the heifers and sheep that shine for the autumnal crowds who make state fairs an annual must see.
    on September 9, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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Quotes

  • Brian Sewell, the art critic, said: "Our country is littered with public art of absolutely no merit. We are entering a new period of fascist gigantism. These are monuments to egos and you couldn't find a more monumental ego than Boris."
    on Oct 24, 2009 By: Brian Sewell Source: Times Online

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