gigantism :

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  • n  excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
  • n  excessive largeness of stature

  • His own ideas, in favor of decentralized welfare villages and against gigantism, strike many, including Nehru, as hopelessly unrealistic.
  • Now he has produced an abrasive essay in gung-ho gigantism.
  • Unlike other previous holders of the title, Bao does not have gigantism, the growth disorder that contributes to extreme height.
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  • 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.
    Sept. 9, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Brian Sewell in Times Online
    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."

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