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resplendent

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adjective re·splen·dent \-dənt\

Simple Definition of resplendent

  • : very bright and attractive

Full Definition of resplendent

  1. :  shining brilliantly :  characterized by a glowing splendor <meadows resplendent with wildflowers — Outdoor World>

re·splen·dent·ly adverb

Examples of resplendent

  1. The fields were resplendent with flowers.

  2. She looked resplendent in her green evening gown.

  3. a bird with resplendent yellow feathers



Origin of resplendent

Middle English, from Latin resplendent-, resplendens, present participle of resplendēre to shine back, from re- + splendēre to shine — more at splendid


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of resplendent

splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb mean extraordinarily or transcendently impressive. splendid implies outshining the usual or customary <the wedding was a splendid occasion>. resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor <resplendent in her jewelry>. gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color <a gorgeous red dress>. glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction <a glorious sunset>. sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension <a vision of sublime beauty>. superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree <her singing was superb>.

RESPLENDENT Defined for Kids

resplendent

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adjective re·splen·dent \ri-ˈsplen-dənt\

Definition of resplendent

  1. :  shining brightly :  splendid

re·splen·dent·ly adverb




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