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!”
Recent Examples of splendid from the Web
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A joyful, proto-feminist final act sees the girl, now a mother, raising both her child and a glorious orchard in splendid isolation.
Check out the whimsical surfing motif on the cans, then enjoy this splendid summer beer.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, that splendid meathead who was proven wrong almost daily in the 1980s, most particularly in places like Poland, made her fortune drawing distinctions between Pinochet and Ho Chi Minh.
Originally conceived as another outlet for Jessica Koslow’s splendid jams, Sqirl grew into the neighborhood commissary.
The weather was splendid, but the ride was painful.
There was just one couple in the hotel's splendid courtyard, and no one but a lone waiter on the celebrated rooftop.
In that tale, and in similar ones from Africa to Europe and through the cultures of the indigenous people of the Americas, the protagonist's iconic slippers are always splendid and represent the importance, power and magic of shoes.
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Origin and Etymology of splendid
First Known Use: 1624See Words from the same year
Synonymsaugust, baronial, epic, gallant, glorious, grandiose, heroic (also heroical), Homeric, imperial, imposing, magnific, magnificent, majestic, massive, monumental, noble, proud, regal, royal, grand, stately
Antonymshumble, unheroic, unimposing, unimpressive
Related Wordscolossal, monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, tremendous; kingly, lordly, princely, queenly; awesome, awful, cosmic (also cosmical), sublime, wondrous; formidable, impressive, prepossessing, redoubtable; apocalyptic (also apocalyptical), inflated, operatic, overblown, pompous; marvelous (or marvellous), superb, terrific, wonderful; extravagant, lavish, luxurious, opulent, palatial, palatine, sumptuous; gorgeous, resplendent, splendiferous; extraordinary, killer, remarkable, sensational, striking; celestial, divine, heavenly
Near Antonymslowly, modest, unprepossessing; average, common, mediocre, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, second-rate; abject, mean, meretricious, shabby, sordid; insignificant, measly, paltry, petty, puny, trifling, trivial
Synonym Discussion of splendid
- the wedding was a splendid occasion
- resplendent in her jewelry
- a gorgeous red dress
- a glorious sunset
- a vision of sublime beauty
- her singing was superb
SPLENDID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of splendid for English Language Learners
: very impressive and beautiful
: very good
SPLENDID Defined for Kids
Definition of splendid for Students
- You did a splendid job.
- a splendid palace
- … 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
- We had a splendid time.
Synonym Discussion of splendid
- What a splendid idea!
- She wore a splendid jewel.
- I watched the glorious sunset.
- The food was superb.
Seen and Heard
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