What does stupendous mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stupendous.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. stupendous(Adjective)

    Astonishingly great or large; huge; enormous.

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

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

  2. stupendous(Adjective)

    Of stunning volume, degree, or excellence; marvelous.

    The renovators created a stupendous new look for our house.

    Etymology: 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

    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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. H. L. Mencken:

    The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination -- that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.

  3. Donna Linderman:

    The outcome levels have been stupendous.

  4. Erich Gutkind:

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

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The same acquaintances who ignore or give even trouble to a person at the time of his struggle are often the first to surround and sound a bugle for him on his stupendous success. This is the level of double standard of the people.

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