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stupendous

[stoo-pen-duh s, styoo-] /stuˈpɛn dəs, styu-/
adjective
1.
causing amazement; astounding; marvelous:
stupendous news.
2.
amazingly large or great; immense:
a stupendous mass of information.
Origin of stupendous
1965-1970
1965-70; < Latin stupendus, gerund of stupēre to be stunned; see -ous
Related forms
stupendously, adverb
stupendousness, noun
Synonyms
1. extraordinary. 2. colossal, vast, gigantic, prodigious.
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stupendous

/stjuːˈpɛndəs/
adjective
1.
astounding, wonderful, huge, etc
Derived Forms
stupendously, adverb
stupendousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin stupēre to be amazed
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Word Origin and History for stupendous
adj.

1660s, earlier stupendious (1540s), from Late Latin stupendus "to be wondered at," gerundive form of Latin stupere "be stunned, be struck senseless" (see stupid).

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