stupendous

adjective
stu·​pen·​dous | \ stu̇-ˈpen-dəs How to pronounce stupendous (audio) , styu̇-\

Definition of stupendous

1 : causing astonishment or wonder : awesome, marvelous
2 : of amazing size or greatness : tremendous

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Other Words from stupendous

stupendously adverb
stupendousness noun

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monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, stupendous mean extremely impressive. monstrous implies a departure from the normal (as in size, form, or character) and often carries suggestions of deformity, ugliness, or fabulousness. the monstrous waste of the project prodigious suggests a marvelousness exceeding belief, usually in something felt as going far beyond a previous maximum (as of goodness, greatness, intensity, or size). made a prodigious effort and rolled the stone aside tremendous may imply a power to terrify or inspire awe. the tremendous roar of the cataract stupendous implies a power to stun or astound, usually because of size, numbers, complexity, or greatness beyond description. a stupendous volcanic eruption

Examples of stupendous in a Sentence

a person with stupendous wealth the stupendous engineering feats achieved by the ancient Romans

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The principal architect of this stupendous New York ensemble, which opened in 1902, was Richard Morris... Catesby Leigh, WSJ, "Taking the Visitor by the Hand," 5 Apr. 2019 Sure, that’s not a stupendous score, but for all those other, non-ray-tracing laptops, 0 times 0 is zero. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Why you should or shouldn't buy a GeForce RTX laptop," 29 Jan. 2019 Each morsel of excellent Parmesan and black pepper infuses a run-of-the-mill chicken breast with stupendous exquisiteness. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter from Alex Hitz," 1 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of stupendous

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stupendous

Latin stupendus, gerundive of stupēre

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The first known use of stupendous was in 1640

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stupendous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of stupendous

: so large or great that it amazes you

stupendous

adjective
stu·​pen·​dous | \ stu̇-ˈpen-dəs How to pronounce stupendous (audio) , styu̇-\

Kids Definition of stupendous

: amazing especially because of great size or height

Other Words from stupendous

stupendously adverb

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