Stupendous Definition

sto͝o-pĕndəs, styo͝o-
adjective
So great in scope, degree, or importance as to amaze.
A stupendous catastrophe.
American Heritage
Astonishing; overwhelming.
A stupendous development.
Webster's New World
Astonishingly great or large.
A stupendous success.
Webster's New World

Origin of Stupendous

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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