- causing amazement; astounding; marvelous: stupendous news.
- amazingly large or great; immense: a stupendous mass of information.
Origin of stupendous
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Examples from the Web for stupendous
The film is stupendous art, but it owes much to a priceless piece of document.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film
October 18, 2013
On that stupendous pile, he paid a tax rate which struck people as absurdly low.Is Demography Destiny?
November 7, 2012
Antony Polonsky's The Jews in Poland and Russia is a stupendous - almost crushing - work of scholarship.David's Bookclub: The Jews in Poland and Russia
September 26, 2012
It was to protect this stupendous asset that the South went to war.David's Book Club 1861: The Civil War Awakening
February 18, 2012
The question remains: can you call yourself a success if results are respectable rather than stupendous.Your Week: What the Stars Predict
Starsky + Cox
August 28, 2011
Travelers have differed in their measurements of this stupendous growth.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
"Fairly bobbish, thank you," he answered, looking at her with stupendous gravity.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
For this thing that they had done was rather a stupendous thing.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
A stupendous discovery or a pitiful figment of a lunatic brain!Mountain Meditations
They were—stupendous thought—living in a new world of matter!The Heads of Apex
- astounding, wonderful, huge, etc
Word Origin and History for stupendous
1660s, earlier stupendious (1540s), from Late Latin stupendus "to be wondered at," gerundive form of Latin stupere "be stunned, be struck senseless" (see stupid).