Adjective "stupendous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Extremely impressive.
  1. 'The annexe has the feel of a private house with a wood fire and stupendous views of the temples of Baalbek.'
  2. 'I noticed out the window an absolutely stupendous view over Westminster.'
  3. 'It is for no other reason than the empire's need to engage in a stupendous demonstration of its might.'
  4. 'To the converted, the guest list at this weekend's Canadian National Comic Book Expo is stupendous.'
  5. 'I thought it was a stupendous idea - I still do - but I haven't heard anything more about it.'
  6. 'People were drawn magnetically to the windows, staring out at stupendous views in all directions.'
  7. 'However, that presence, stupendous mystery as it was, was in itself no guarantee of benefit, either to celebrant or congregation.'
  8. 'They are sitting on a stupendous amount of oil after all.'
  9. 'By the time we got to the grand final it was just stupendous.'
  10. 'Three stupendous performances will stay in the memory.'


1. causing amazement; astounding; marvelous: stupendous news.

2. amazingly large or great; immense: a stupendous mass of information.

More examples(as adjective)

"resources can be stupendous in extents."

"views can be stupendous."

"performances can be stupendous."

"achievements can be stupendous."

"efforts can be stupendous."

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