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stupendous adj : 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" [syn: colossal, prodigious]

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First attested from 1547, from Late Latin stupendus stunning, amazing, from Latin stupere to be stunned. See also stupid.



  1. Astonishingly great or large; huge; enormous.
    One cannot appreciate how stupendous the Matterhorn is without seeing it.
  2. Of stunning volume, degree, or excellence; marvelous.
    The renovators created a stupendous new look for our house.



astonishingly great or large; huge; enormous
  • Japanese: とてつもない, 途轍もない
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