stupendous

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

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stupendous (comparative more stupendous, superlative most stupendous)

  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.

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  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.