Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

splendor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of splendor

  1. 1 impressiveness of beauty on a large scale <the splendor of the ancient monument awed us into silence> Synonyms augustness, brilliance, gloriousness, glory, gorgeousness, grandeur, grandness, majesty, nobility, nobleness, resplendence, resplendency, splendidness, splendiferousness, magnificence, stateliness, stupendousness, sublimeness, superbnessRelated Words awesomeness, formidability, marvelousness, wonderfulness, wondrousness; dignity, elegance, grace; lavishness, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury, opulence, princeliness, richness, sumptuousness; grandiosity, ostentation, pretentiousness; elaborateness, flashiness, gaudiness, ornateness, poshness, ritziness, showiness, swankiness; extraordinariness, remarkableness

  2. 2 the quality or state of having or giving off light <the splendor of the huge diamond can scarcely be described> Synonyms brightness, brilliancy, candor, dazzle, effulgence, illumination, lambency, lightness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, luster (or lustre), lustrousness, radiance, refulgence, brillianceRelated Words blaze, flare, flash, flicker, light; fluorescence, incandescence, luminescence; burnish, gloss, polish, sheen, shine, shininess; fire, flame, glare, glow; flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkleNear Antonyms dimness, gloominess, somberness; cloudiness, haziness, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity; colorlessness, grayness, lackluster, paleness, shadiness, shadowinessAntonyms blackness, dark, darkness, dullness (also dulness), duskiness

  3. 3 something extraordinary or surprising <some of the many splendors of the reign of Tutankhamen are on display in this new travelling exhibition> Synonyms caution, flash, marvel, miracle, phenomenon, portent, prodigy, sensation, wonderRelated Words curiosity, sight, spectacle; beauty, corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, knockout; apparition, appearance




Learn More about splendor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up splendor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or near a shore

Get Word of the Day daily email!