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Definitions for stupendous
stuˈpɛn dəs, styu-stu·pen·dous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. colossal, prodigious, stupendousadjective

    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. stupendousadjective

    Astonishingly great or large; huge; enormous.

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

  2. stupendousadjective

    Of stunning volume, degree, or excellence; marvelous.

    The renovators created a stupendous new look for our house.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stupendousadjective

    Wonderful; amazing; astonishing.

    Etymology: stupendus, Lat.

    All those stupendous acts deservedly are the subject of a history, excellently written in Latin by a learned prelate. Edward Hyde.

    Great joy was at their meeting, and at sight
    Of that stupendous bridge his joy increas’d. John Milton.

    Portents and prodigies their souls amaz’d;
    But most, when this stupendous pile was rais’d. Dryden.

    Mortals, fly this curst detested race:
    A hundred of the same stupendous size,
    A hundred Cyclops live among the hills. Addison.

    Our numbers can scarce give us an idea of the vast quantity of systems in this stupendous piece of architecture. George Cheyne.


  1. stupendous

    Stupendous refers to something that is extremely impressive, amazing, or awe inspiring due to its immense size, scale, quality or degree. It suggests something that is outstanding or astonishing in some way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stupendousadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [L. stupendus astonishing, p. future pass. of stupere to be astonished at. Cf. Stupid.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stupendous

    stū-pen′dus, adj. wonderful, amazing, astonishing for its magnitude, force, enormity.—adv. Stūpen′dously.—n. Stūpen′dousness. [L. stupendus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stupendous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stupendous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of stupendous in a Sentence

  1. Donna Linderman:

    The outcome levels have been stupendous.

  2. Erich Gutkind:

    The stupendous fact that we stand in the midst of reality will always be something far more wonderful than anything we do.

  3. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley:

    I saw—with shut eyes, but acute mental vision—I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion. Frightful must it be, for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. squashy
    • B. witless
    • C. greedy
    • D. opaque

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