Definitions for stupendousstuˈpɛn dəs, styu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stu•pen•dousstuˈpɛn dəs, styu-(adj.)

  1. causing amazement; astounding; marvelous.

  2. amazingly large or great; immense.

Origin of stupendous:

1965–70; < L stupendus, ger. of stupēre to be stunned; see -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. colossal, prodigious, stupendous(adj)

    so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

    "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand"


  1. stupendous(Adjective)

    Astonishingly great or large; huge; enormous.

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

  2. stupendous(Adjective)

    Of stunning volume, degree, or excellence; marvelous.

    The renovators created a stupendous new look for our house.

  3. Origin: First attested from 1547, from Late Latin stupendus, from Latin stupere. See also stupid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stupendous(adj)

    astonishing; wonderful; amazing; especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation; as, a stupendous pile

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astonishing or tremendous.

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