splendid

adjective
splen·​did | \ ˈsplen-dəd How to pronounce splendid (audio) \

Definition of splendid

1 : possessing or displaying splendor: such as
b : marked by showy magnificence
3a : excellent a splendid opportunity
b : being out of the ordinary : singular

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Other Words from splendid

splendidly adverb
splendidness noun

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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

Examples of splendid in a Sentence

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!”
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Recent Examples on the Web Conway and a colleague discussed them and other types of problems in a splendid paper published in 1964, proving once again that very simple questions that no one thinks about are great opportunities to do mathematics that is not so obvious. Jean-paul Delahaye, Scientific American, "For Math Fans: Some Puzzles from Game of Life Creator John Conway," 28 Apr. 2021 Many will question whether the late Chadwick Boseman should’ve won Best Actor for his splendid performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom - - but few can complain about the Academy awarding Anthony Hopkins the prize for his work in The Father. Tom Nunan, Forbes, "Despite Terrible Ratings, 2021 Oscars Claim One Important Victory," 26 Apr. 2021 Thursday’s mix was a splendid example of the assortment of repertoires, deliveries and velocities. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, "Giants catcher Curt Casali makes history: 5 shutouts in a row," 23 Apr. 2021 Horan started the party in the 17th minute with a splendid free kick. oregonlive, "Portland Thorns clinch NWSL Challenge Cup final spot, beat rival OL Reign via gorgeous Lindsey Horan free kick," 22 Apr. 2021 And what a splendid time — after what for many has been the longest winter ever — for lemon thyme, lemon basil, lemon mint, lemon verbena, lemon balm, lemongrass and lemon bergamot to brighten, and even sweeten, our world. Bill Ward Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Lemon-tinted herbs perking up sweet and savory dishes," 21 Apr. 2021 The leads make a splendid odd couple, especially as their modestly devious plot spins beyond their control. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Nominated for Nothing: First Cow’s West was too wild for the Academy," 20 Apr. 2021 None of us are monads, living in splendid isolation. Peter Baldwin, CNN, "Vaccine passports -- A technical, not an ideological issue," 19 Apr. 2021 Maryland got its customary splendid performance from Bernhardt, who did not register a point in the first quarter as Ohio State sent two defenders and sometimes three after him. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Goalie Logan McNaney steals the show as No. 1 Maryland men’s lacrosse routs No. 12 Ohio State, 18-8, to win Big Ten title," 18 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of splendid

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for splendid

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

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The first known use of splendid was in 1624

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30 Apr 2021

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“Splendid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splendid. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for splendid

splendid

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of splendid

: very impressive and beautiful
somewhat old-fashioned : very good

splendid

adjective
splen·​did | \ ˈsplen-dəd How to pronounce splendid (audio) \

Kids Definition of splendid

1 : impressive in beauty, excellence, or magnificence You did a splendid job. a splendid palace
2 : having or showing splendor : brilliant … I knew I would never again see anything so splendid as the round red sun coming up …— Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain
3 : excellent We had a splendid time.

Other Words from splendid

splendidly adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for splendid

splendid, glorious, and superb mean very impressive. splendid is used for something far above the ordinary in excellence or magnificence. What a splendid idea! She wore a splendid jewel. glorious is used for something that is radiant with light or beauty. I watched the glorious sunset. superb is used of the highest possible point of magnificence or excellence. The food was superb.

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