[ stoo-pen-duhs, styoo- ]
/ stuˈpɛn dəs, styu- /
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causing amazement; astounding; marvelous: stupendous news.
amazingly large or great; immense: a stupendous mass of information.
OTHER WORDS FOR stupendous
2 colossal, vast, gigantic, prodigious.
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Origin of stupendous
1965–70; <Latin stupendus, gerund of stupēre to be stunned; see -ous
OTHER WORDS FROM stupendousstu·pen·dous·ly, adverbstu·pen·dous·ness, noun
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How to use stupendous in a sentence
The Daily Telegraph's Lisa Armstrong called the show a "stupendously vacuous enterprise."Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture|Amy Zimmerman|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So much for enjoying the prestige of a stupendously successful criminal past!Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance
Nowhere in France—perhaps in no country—is there a chteau that suggests so stupendously the story of its past.Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country|Francis Miltoun
The scheme of this great work of Sue's was stupendously ambitious—and the author did not fall below the ideal that he pursued.The Gold Sickle|Eugne Sue
But since my departure from Sheffield-place it has increased, most stupendously, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.
The idea of a girl like Mary Standish committing suicide was stupendously impossible.The Alaskan|James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for stupendous
/ (stjuːˈpɛndəs) /
astounding, wonderful, huge, etc
Derived forms of stupendousstupendously, adverbstupendousness, noun
Word Origin for stupendous
C17: from Latin stupēre to be amazed
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