Definition of stupendous in English:

stupendous

adjective

informal
  • Extremely impressive.

    ‘a stupendous display of technique’
    • ‘We climbed the mountain for stupendous views of the west coast.’
    • ‘What a stupendous building, built in thanksgiving for success in war.’
    • ‘Perched on at least three different levels, it enjoys a stupendous view over the Nile south of Aswan city centre.’
    • ‘They are sitting on a stupendous amount of oil after all.’
    • ‘It is a stupendous and, on a first visit, stupifying display of over 140 pictures by fifty artists.’
    • ‘However, that presence, stupendous mystery as it was, was in itself no guarantee of benefit, either to celebrant or congregation.’
    • ‘But none of those truths should diminish the power of last weekend's stupendous events.’
    • ‘Three stupendous performances will stay in the memory.’
    • ‘The deal, which allowed Mittal to pay himself a £1.1 billion dividend, also shone a light on his stupendous wealth.’
    • ‘The report finds that the cost of these disparities is stupendous.’
    • ‘By the time we got to the grand final it was just stupendous.’
    • ‘So long as it prevails the show is thrilling and stupendous; the moment it fails the show is a dull and dirty farce.’
    • ‘Lipsey says the Treasury can claim credit for the stupendous UK policy success of the last two decades - privatisation.’
    • ‘By walking perhaps twenty yards further there's a stupendous view over the Bristol Channel.’
    • ‘The annexe has the feel of a private house with a wood fire and stupendous views of the temples of Baalbek.’
    • ‘I noticed out the window an absolutely stupendous view over Westminster.’
    • ‘To the converted, the guest list at this weekend's Canadian National Comic Book Expo is stupendous.’
    • ‘I thought it was a stupendous idea - I still do - but I haven't heard anything more about it.’
    • ‘It is for no other reason than the empire's need to engage in a stupendous demonstration of its might.’
    • ‘People were drawn magnetically to the windows, staring out at stupendous views in all directions.’
    amazing, astounding, astonishing, extraordinary, remarkable, wonderful, prodigious, phenomenal, staggering, breathtaking
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

stupendous

/st(y)o͞oˈpendəs/