Origin of stupendous
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|Jimmy So|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On that stupendous pile, he paid a tax rate which struck people as absurdly low.
It was to protect this stupendous asset that the South went to war.
The question remains: can you call yourself a success if results are respectable rather than stupendous.
Two disparate articles leading to one stupendous solution to our national debt problem.
The control of this stupendous community resource entails grave responsibilities.
A man in his position possesses opportunities for evil so stupendous that as I read the warning I sat aghast.In Kings' Byways|Stanley J. Weyman
Whitney's notable invention of the cotton gin in 1793 had given a stupendous impetus to cotton growing in the Southern States.History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I|Myers Gustavus
But all through the night I saw him again, and marvelled at the stupendous absurdity of such a death.The Passionate Friends|Herbert George Wells
Compared with these stupendous figures, 6,000 years of our planet sink into nothingness.Sermons Preached at Brighton|Frederick W. Robertson
Word Origin 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).