1. imposing in size or bulk or solidity

massive oak doors


Moore's massive sculptures


the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture


a monumental scale

Syn: ↑massive, ↑monumental
Similar to: ↑large, ↑big
Derivationally related forms: ↑massiveness (for: ↑massive)
2. characterized by massiveness and rigidity and total uniformity

a monolithic society


a monolithic worldwide movement

Similar to: ↑undiversified

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