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splendid

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adjective splen·did \ˈsplen-dəd\

Simple Definition of splendid

  • : very impressive and beautiful

  • : very good

Full Definition of splendid

  1. 1 :  possessing or displaying splendor: asa :  shining, brilliantb :  marked by showy magnificence

  2. 2 :  illustrious, grand

  3. 3a :  excellent <a splendid opportunity>b :  being out of the ordinary :  singular

splen·did·ly adverb
splen·did·ness noun

Examples of splendid

  1. We have a splendid opportunity to do something really useful.

  2. I have some splendid news.

  3. We'll be coming out to visit over the summer. Oh, splendid!



Origin of splendid

Latin splendidus, from splendēre to shine; perhaps akin to Middle Irish lainn bright


First Known Use: 1624

Synonym Discussion of splendid

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>.

Rhymes with splendid



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