Simple Definition of splendid
: very impressive and beautiful
: very good
Examples of splendid
We have a splendid opportunity to do something really useful.
I have some splendid news.
“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
Rhymes with splendid
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