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Related to voluminousness: additionally, effortlessly, unnerving


1. Having great volume or size: a voluminous trunk; a voluminous cloud.
2. Filling or capable of filling a large volume or many volumes: the voluminous court record of the trial.
3. Speaking or writing in great amounts or at great length: a voluminous talker.
4. Archaic Having many coils; winding.

[Late Latin volūminōsus, having many folds, from Latin volūmen, volūmin-, roll of writing; see volume.]

vo·lu′mi·nos′i·ty (-nŏs′ĭ-tē), vo·lu′mi·nous·ness (-nəs-nĭs) n.
vo·lu′mi·nous·ly adv.
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Noun1.voluminousness - greatness of volume
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
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Their voluminousness of wristband, with an air of excessive frankness, should betray them at once.
James' "voluminousness," "the enormous quantity of books he has written" (130).
He comes closest to another highly gifted, overexuberant ex-Harvard man, Thomas Wolfe, whose voluminousness he certainly has." JOHN SIMON, NEW YORK TIMES, 9/29/1991
TO: the throng momently increased/the innumerable varieties of figure/redoubled their gesticulations/they bowed profusedly/overwhelmed with confusion/two remarkable divisions/their voluminousness of wristband, with an air of excessive frankness/the loathsome and utterly lost leper/drunkards innumerable and indescribable/eyes hideously wild and red / the waver, the jostle, and the hum increased in a tenfold degree/the huge suburban temples / the momently increasing confusion
ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Despite its high price and voluminousness, expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Jaswant Singhs book Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence is selling like hot cake here in the Federal Capital as the booksellers are placing hundreds of more orders from India to meet the soaring demand.
This is important data, and Thrailkill's intelligence saves her presentation of it from its own potentially tautological quality, but presenting it in its full voluminousness is not the same thing as talking about how we feel when we read.
The voluminousness of Frank's endeavor not only allows him to offer full and acute literary analysis of the great novels, Crime and Punishment, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov, it permits him to give detailed attention to what might appear to be minor works, The Double, The House of the Dead, The Gambler, even that chilling short story, A Gentle Creature, and to show their fuller importance in Dostoevsky's emotional make-up as well as in the evolution of his work.