greatness

noun
ADJECTIVE
true

This book tells you nothing about the true greatness of his paintings.

future, potential

The Puerto Rican was tipped for future greatness.

former
artistic, literary
national

He was made into a symbol of national greatness.

presidential (esp. AmE)
VERB + GREATNESS
achieve

those people who have achieved greatness

be destined for

a woman who was destined for greatness

GREATNESS + VERB
lie

Her greatness lies in her deep understanding of human nature.


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  • greatness — [n1] large size abundance, amplitude, bigness, bulk, enormity, force, high degree, hugeness, immensity, infinity, intensity, length, magnitude, mass, might, potency, power, prodigiousness, sizableness, strength, vastness; concepts 730,767 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • Greatness — or preeminence is a concept that is heavily dependent on a person s perspective and biases. The term can be used to emphasize perceived superiority of a person or thing. In Europe the most lauded rulers were given the attribute the Great (e.g.… …   Wikipedia

  • greatness — index degree (magnitude), dint, distinction (reputation), eminence, importance, mass (weight) …   Law dictionary

  • greatness — late O.E. gretnys thickness, coarseness, stoutness; see GREAT (Cf. great) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning eminence is early 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Greatness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Greatness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 greatness greatness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 magnitude magnitude Sgm: N 1 size size &c.(dimensions) 192 Sgm: N 1 multitude multitude &c.(number) 102 Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • greatness — noun The state, condition, or quality of being great; as, greatness of size, greatness of mind, power, etc. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon em. mdash; Shakespeare …   Wiktionary

  • greatness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Magnitude Nouns 1. greatness, magnitude; dimensions, number; immensity, enormity; might, strength; intensity, fullness. See size, multitude, power, quantity. 2. eminence, prominence, grandeur,… …   English dictionary for students

  • greatness — n. to achieve greatness * * * [ greɪtnɪs] to achieve greatness …   Combinatory dictionary

  • greatness — great|ness [ greıtnəs ] noun uncount 1. ) a position of power, success, or respect: a woman destined for greatness 2. ) LITERARY the large and impressive character of something: the greatness of the sky …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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