[ US /stuˈpɛndəs/ ]
[ UK /stjuːpˈɛndəs/ ]
  1. so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    a prodigious storm
    stupendous demand
    has a colossal nerve
    a stupendous field of grass
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How To Use stupendous In A Sentence

  • The annexe has the feel of a private house with a wood fire and stupendous views of the temples of Baalbek.
  • The Italian was quite stupendous. Times, Sunday Times
  • They're stupendously boring goody-goodies who are permanently belting out power ballads. The Sun
  • Next to that outcome, Pyrrhus won a stupendous triumph. Russia
  • This is the first bike that will exploit the Renovatio's frameless concept: The 132-cubic-inch, S&S-built engine is a load-bearing structural element, suspended like a girder between the stupendous front engine mount and rear pivot. The Master of Machine-Age Motorcycles
  • There he cut a memorable figure with his red sash, billowing white shirt and stupendous head of crisp wavy hair. The Times Literary Supplement
  • She will lampoon "Cameron's stupendously inane soundbite about a security fightback being followed by a social fightback" and claim the prime minister's vision for dealing with socially excluded people is "the idea of ghettoes, where the undeserving poor can be kept and contained through heavy policing, CCTV surveillance and the use of benefits as a stick to intimidate. Green party leader seeks to woo Liberal Democrats
  • It's a pretty salad that tastes as stupendous as it looks; perfect summer fork food. Times, Sunday Times
  • An algorithm purporting to match what is presumed to be operating in a human brain would need to be a stupendous thing.
  • Vienna may now be second only to Paris as art-history capital of Europe, but city-breakers have yet to cotton on to the fact, and many of its stupendous exhibits are mercifully uncrowded.
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