Stupendous meaning

sto͝o-pĕndəs, styo͝o-
The definition of stupendous is very amazing, astonishing or overwhelming.

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.

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So great in scope, degree, or importance as to amaze.

A stupendous catastrophe.

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Remarkable; outstanding.
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Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous.

Stupendous wealth; a stupendous waterfall.

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Astonishing; overwhelming.

A stupendous development.

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Astonishingly great or large.

A stupendous success.

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Astonishingly great or large; huge; enormous.

One cannot appreciate how stupendous the Matterhorn is without seeing it.

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The renovators created a stupendous new look for our house.

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Origin of stupendous

  • From Late Latin stupendus stunning gerundive of Latin stupēre to be stunned

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested from 1547, from Late Latin stupendus (“stunning, amazing"), from Latin stupere (“to be stunned"). See also stupid.

    From Wiktionary