stupendous

  • 1 Stupendous — Stu*pen dous, a. [L. stupendus astonishing, p. future pass. of stupere to be astonished at. Cf. {Stupid}.] Astonishing; wonderful; amazing; especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation; as, a stupendous pile. A stupendous sum. Macaulay.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 stupendous — [sto͞o pen′dəs, styo͞open′dəs] adj. [L stupendus, ger. of stupere, to be stunned: see STUPID] 1. astonishing; overwhelming [a stupendous development] 2. astonishingly great or large [a stupendous success] stupendously adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 stupendous — index grandiose, portentous (eliciting amazement), prodigious (enormous), remarkable, special Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 stupendous — (adj.) 1660s, earlier stupendious (1540s), from L.L. stupendus to be wondered at, gerundive form of L. stupere be stunned, be struck senseless (see STUPID (Cf. stupid)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 stupendous — *tremendous, prodigious, monumental, *monstrous Analogous words: enormous, immense, *huge, vast, colossal, gigantic: astounding, amazing, astonishing (see SURPRISE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 stupendous — [adj] wonderful, amazing astonishing, astounding, breathtaking, colossal, dynamite, enormous, fab*, fabulous, fantastic, fat*, gigantic, great, huge, marvelous, mind blowing*, mind boggling*, miraculous, monster, monumental, overwhelming,… …

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  • 7 stupendous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely impressive. DERIVATIVES stupendously adverb. ORIGIN from Latin stupendus to be wondered at …

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  • 8 stupendous — [[t]stjuːpe̱ndəs, AM stuː [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is stupendous is surprisingly impressive or large. He was a man of stupendous stamina and energy... This stupendous novel keeps you gripped to the end. ...a stupendous amount of …

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  • 9 stupendous — stupendously, adv. stupendousness, n. /stooh pen deuhs, styooh /, adj. 1. causing amazement; astounding; marvelous: stupendous news. 2. amazingly large or great; immense: a stupendous mass of information. [1965 70; < L stupendus, ger. of stupere… …

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  • 10 stupendous — adjective a) Astonishingly great or large; huge; enormous. One cannot appreciate how stupendous the Matterhorn is without seeing it. b) Of stunning volume, degree, or excellence; …

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  • 11 stupendous — adjective 1) stupendous achievements Syn: amazing, astounding, astonishing, extraordinary, remarkable, phenomenal, staggering, breathtaking; informal fantastic, mind boggling, awesome; literary wondrous Ant: ordinary 2) …

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  • 12 stupendous — stu|pen|dous [stju:ˈpendəs US stu: ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: stupendus, from stupere; STUPID1] surprisingly large or impressive = ↑magnificent ▪ a stupendous achievement >stupendously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 stupendous — stu|pen|dous [ stu pendəs ] adjective very impressive, large, or surprising: a stupendous palace/view …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 stupendous — adjective surprisingly large or impressive: a stupendous achievement stupendously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 stupendous — UK [stjuːˈpendəs] / US [stuˈpendəs] adjective very impressive, large, or surprising a stupendous palace/view/film …

    English dictionary

  • 16 stupendous — /stjuˈpɛndəs / (say styooh penduhs) adjective 1. such as to cause amazement; astounding; marvellous. 2. amazingly large or great; immense: a stupendous mass of information. {Latin stupendus, gerundive, to be wondered at} –stupendously, adverb… …

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  • 17 stupendous — adj. amazing or prodigious, esp. in terms of size or degree (a stupendous achievement). Derivatives: stupendously adv. stupendousness n. Etymology: L stupendus gerundive of stupere be amazed at …

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  • 18 stupendous — adjective Etymology: Latin stupendus, gerundive of stupēre Date: 1640 1. causing astonishment or wonder ; awesome, marvelous 2. of amazing size or greatness ; tremendous Synonyms: see monstrous • stupendously adverb …

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  • 19 stupendous — Synonyms and related words: Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, abysmal, amazing, amplitudinous, astonishing, astounding, astronomic, astronomical, awesome, beguiling, bewildering, boundless, bulky, colossal,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 stupendous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. prodigious, enormous, astounding, amazing, wonderful, immense, vast, colossal, overwhelming. See wonder. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. breathtaking, marvelous, miraculous; see grand 2 . III (Roget s 3 …

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