stupendous


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stu·pen·dous

 (sto͞o-pĕn′dəs, styo͞o-)
adj.
1. So great in scope, degree, or importance as to amaze: a stupendous catastrophe.
2. Extremely large in amount, extent, or size; enormous: stupendous wealth; a stupendous waterfall.
3. Remarkable; outstanding: "Perhaps he had never possessed the necessary egoism, and was secretly relieved no longer having to be publicly stupendous" (Philip Roth).

[From Late Latin stupendus, stunning, gerundive of Latin stupēre, to be stunned.]

stu·pen′dous·ly adv.
stu·pen′dous·ness n.

stupendous

(stjuːˈpɛndəs)
adj
astounding, wonderful, huge, etc
[C17: from Latin stupēre to be amazed]
stuˈpendously adv
stuˈpendousness n

stu•pen•dous

(stuˈpɛn dəs, styu-)

adj.
1. causing amazement; astounding; marvelous.
2. amazingly large or great; immense.
[1965–70; < Latin stupendus, ger. of stupēre to be stunned; see -ous]
stu•pen′dous•ly, adv.
stu•pen′dous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stupendous - so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"

stupendous

adjective
1. wonderful, brilliant, amazing, stunning (informal), superb, overwhelming, fantastic (informal), tremendous (informal), fabulous (informal), surprising, staggering, marvellous, sensational (informal), breathtaking, phenomenal, astounding, prodigious, wondrous (archaic or literary), mind-boggling (informal), out of this world (informal), mind-blowing (informal), jaw-dropping, surpassing belief This stupendous novel keeps you gripped to the end.
wonderful average, ordinary, mediocre, unremarkable, unimpressive, modest, petty, unsurprising, unexciting, no great shakes (informal)
2. huge, vast, enormous, mega (slang), gigantic, colossal a stupendous amount of money
huge tiny, diminutive, puny

stupendous

adjective
Translations
مُذْهِل، مُدْهِش
ohromující
forbavsendekolossal
undraverîur; stórfenglegur
とてつもない途轍もない
milzīgspārsteidzošs

stupendous

[stjuːˈpendəs] ADJ (= wonderful) → estupendo; (= extraordinary) → extraordinario

stupendous

[stjuːˈpɛndəs] adjprodigieux/euse, fantastique

stupendous

adjfantastisch, phantastisch; effortenorm

stupendous

[stjuːˈpɛndəs] adj (fam) (film, holiday) → stupendo/a, fantastico/a; (price) → altissimo/a; (mistake) → enorme

stupendous

(stjuˈpendəs) adjective
astonishing or tremendous.
References in classic literature ?
Nor could you wonder had you witnessed a recent experience of mine when, in the armor of blissful and stupendous ignorance, I gaily narrated the gist of it to a Fellow of the Royal Geological Society on the occasion of my last trip to London.
They attempted, accordingly, to penetrate the mountains by following up one of the branches of the Popo Agie, but soon found themselves in the midst of stupendous crags and precipices that barred all progress.
Even in our own day there are seen the traces of animals, if not the animals themselves, of stupendous size--veritable survivals from earlier ages, preserved by some special qualities in their habitats.
As the stupendous collection were yet concealed by cloths, lest the envious dust should injure their complexions, Nell bestirred herself to assist in the embellishment of the room, in which her grandfather also was of great service.
The elephants of Aethiopia are of so stupendous a size, that when I was mounted on a large mule I could not reach with my hand within two spans of the top of their backs.
Pete's air of distinguished valor had grown upon him until it threatened stupendous dimensions.
At length they emerged from these stupendous defiles, and continued for several miles along the bank of Hoback's River, through one of the stern mountain valleys.
And the ignorance of people about here is stupendous.
Even as it was divined, the Oligarchy was there--a fact established in blood, a stupendous and awful reality.
Rising nobly among its noble fellows, one stupendous peak reared its giant head thousands of feet above the others.
I met his kiss and I had to make, while I folded him for a minute in my arms, the most stupendous effort not to cry.
Now I understood the stupendous calamity that had overtaken England.