Definition of stupendous in English:

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Pronunciation: /st(y)o͞oˈpendəs/


Extremely impressive: a stupendous display of technique
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  • Perched on at least three different levels, it enjoys a stupendous view over the Nile south of Aswan city centre.
  • We climbed the mountain for stupendous views of the west coast.
  • I noticed out the window an absolutely stupendous view over Westminster.



Pronunciation: /st(y)o͞oˈpendəslē/
Example sentences
  • We have two buildings by that architect here in town; one is a rip-off of an old Roman temple in France - er, Gaul - and the other is a stupendously bad monolith on Washington Avenue.
  • Here's a trade secret that could get this column suspended from journalism's equivalent of the Magic Circle: there is a way to be stupendously well informed without reading absolutely everything.
  • Myself, I'm mostly haunted by retrospectively realising that what made perfect sense at the time was actually stupendously wrong and/or offensive and/or thoughtless.


Pronunciation: /st(y)o͞oˈpendəsnəs/
Example sentences
  • Old as the hills - and, as I look out upon the tortured granite peaks of Mogok, I endeavor to appreciate the stupendousness of that antiquity.
  • My imagination is to an extent crushed by the stupendousness of reality.
  • The company's tendency to choke a good idea with too many embellishments wasn't so much held in check here as surrendered to the stupendousness of the place.


Mid 16th century: from Latin stupendus 'to be wondered at' (gerundive of stupere) + -ous.

Words that rhyme with stupendous

horrendous, tremendous

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Syllabification: stu·pen·dous

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