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Antonyms for massive
ˈmæs ɪvmas·sive

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term massive.


  1. massiveadjective

    Of or pertaining to a large mass; weighty, heavy, or bulky.

    A massive comet or asteroid appears to have ended the era of the dinosaurs.

    light, insubstantial

    heavy, weighty, hefty, bulky, substantial

  2. massiveadjective

    Much larger than normal.

    Compared to its counterparts from World War II, the Abrams main battle tank is truly massive.

    wee, midget, pint-sized, microscopic, little, tiny, dwarf, minuscule

    giant, colossal, titanic, mahoosive, huge, gargantuan, great, gigantic, enormous

  3. massiveadjective

    Of great significance or import; overwhelming.

    The enlightenment comprises massive shifts in many areas of Western thought.

    piddling, unimportant, insignificant, trivial, inconsequential, trifling

    overwhelming, consequential, meaningful, weighty, significant

  4. massiveadjective

    disappointing, crappy, stale, lame

    stupendous, awesome, super, excellent

  5. massiveadjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. massive

    Large denotes extension in more than one direction, and beyond the average of the class to which the object belongs; we speak of a large surface or a large solid, but of a long line; a large field, a large room, a large apple, etc. A large man is a man of more than ordinary size; a great man is a man of remarkable mental power. Big is a more emphatic word than large, but of less dignity. We do not say that George Washington was a big man.

    brief, diminutive, inconsiderable, infinitesimal, insignificant, limited, little, mean, microscopic, minute, narrow, paltry, petty, scanty, short, slender, slight, small, tiny, trifling, trivial

    abundant, ample, big, broad, bulky, capacious, coarse, colossal, commodious, considerable, enormous, extensive, gigantic, grand, great, huge, immense, large, long, spacious, vast, wide

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. massive

    slight, petty, stunted, frail, slender, airy

    solid, huge, colossal, weighty, mighty, vast

Princeton's WordNet

  1. massive, monolithic, monumentaladjective

    imposing in size or bulk or solidity

    "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale"

    little, small, hollow, light

    monolithic, monumental

  2. massiveadjective

    being the same substance throughout

    "massive silver"

    little, small, light, hollow

    monolithic, monumental

  3. massiveadjective

    imposing in scale or scope or degree or power

    "massive retaliatory power"; "a massive increase in oil prices"; "massive changes"

    little, small, light, hollow

    monolithic, monumental

  4. massiveadjective

    consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter

    "Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets"

    little, small, hollow, light

    monolithic, monumental

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. massiveadjective

    ponderous, bulky, immense, huge, cumbersome, massy

How to use massive in a sentence?

  1. Brett Kavanaugh:

    The rationale for candidate contribution limits is that they prevent corruption -- if Brett Kavanaugh were to oppose contribution limits, Brett Kavanaugh would be willing to open the door to massive corruption of our elected officials.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Before we close the border we'll put the tariffs on the cars, i don't think we'll ever have to close the border, because the penalty of tariffs on cars coming into United States from Mexico at 25 % will be massive.

  3. David A Mascio:

    Our hope is that policy changes come out of Washington that entice corporations to spend the massive amounts of cash they have sitting in reserves.

  4. Dave Carney:

    It’s a massive, unbelievable competitive advantage, having access to a private jet is the single most important asset to any national political campaign. It’s hugely expensive, but it gives you the ability to set your own schedule.

  5. Nigel Farage:

    There's a huge message here. Massive message here. The Labour and Conservative parties could learn a huge lesson tonight but I don't suppose they actually will.

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