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 ?
With a sudden sense of awe and loneliness she turned to the cabin and its sleeping inmates--all that seemed left to her in the vast and stupendous domination of rock and wood and sky.
The sons, in short square-skirted coats, with rows of stupendous brass buttons, and their hair generally queued in the fashion of the times, especially if they could procure an eelskin for the purpose, it being esteemed throughout the country as a potent nourisher and strengthener of the hair.
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.
To all of these things our friends would listen openmouthed--it seemed to them impossible of belief that anything so stupendous could have been devised by mortal man.
Her mistress was a captive in a vast and gloomy castle, along with forty-four other young and beautiful girls, pretty much all of them princesses; they had been languishing in that cruel captivity for twenty-six years; the masters of the castle were three stupendous brothers, each with four arms and one eye -- the eye in the center of the forehead, and as big as a fruit.
The steamboats skimming along under the stupendous precipices were diminished by distance to the daintiest little toys, the sailboats and rowboats to shallops proper for fairies that keep house in the cups of lilies and ride to court on the backs of bumblebees.
Eager inquiries concerning the twins were pouring into their enchanted ears all the time; each was the constant center of a group of breathless listeners; each recognized that she knew now for the first time the real meaning of that great word Glory, and perceived the stupendous value of it, and understand why men in all ages had been willing to throw away meaner happiness, treasure, life itself, to get a taste of its sublime and supreme joy.
The lads came gayly back and went at their sports again with a will, chattering all the time about Tom's stupendous plan and admiring the genius of it.
He was in authority; and if he ever saw me leaning against a tree, or a wall, or the house, he roared out from his lodge door in a stupendous voice, 'Hallo, you sir
But I saw him collapse as his master rubbed me out with his hands, and my first decided experience of the stupendous power of money, was, that it had morally laid upon his back, Trabb's boy.
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.
Then, as though Fortune suddenly felt that he was winning this stupendous success too easily, Bell was flung back by an avalanche of troubles.