stupendous

[ stoo-pen-duhs, styoo- ]
/ stuˈpɛn dəs, styu- /

adjective

causing amazement; astounding; marvelous: stupendous news.
amazingly large or great; immense: a stupendous mass of information.

Origin of stupendous

1965–70; < Latin stupendus, gerund of stupēre to be stunned; see -ous
Related formsstu·pen·dous·ly, adverbstu·pen·dous·ness, noun
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stupendous

/ (stjuːˈpɛndəs) /

adjective

astounding, wonderful, huge, etc
Derived Formsstupendously, adverbstupendousness, noun

Word Origin for stupendous

C17: from Latin stupēre to be amazed
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Word Origin and History for stupendous

stupendous


adj.

1660s, earlier stupendious (1540s), from Late Latin stupendus "to be wondered at," gerundive form of Latin stupere "be stunned, be struck senseless" (see stupid).

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