An example of stupendous used as an adjective is in the phrase a "stupendous score on the test" which means a very high or perfect score on the test.
- astonishing; overwhelming: a stupendous development
- astonishingly great or large: a stupendous success
Origin of stupendousClassical Latin stupendus, gerund, gerundive of stupere, to be stunned: see stupid
- So great in scope, degree, or importance as to amaze: a stupendous catastrophe.
- Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous: stupendous wealth; a stupendous waterfall.
- Remarkable; outstanding: “Perhaps he had never possessed the necessary egoism, and was secretly relieved no longer having to be publicly stupendous” ( Philip Roth )
Origin of stupendousFrom Late Latin stupendus stunning gerundive of Latin stupēre to be stunned
(comparative more stupendous, superlative most stupendous)