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
Another splendid contemporary screen regular, Michael Stuhlbarg, plays a visiting researcher with a more complex resume than his colleagues realize.
Mr Garcetti’s biggest achievements from his four years in Los Angeles’s splendid Art Deco City Hall—including a minimum-wage increase and cuts to business tax—are all tributes to his powers of persuasion.
After the screening at the Shrine Auditorium, guests were treated to the entire cast and crew celebrating the opening with a splendid party.
People in southern regions will still get splendid views, just with fewer meteors an hour.
All this mellow palace intrigue once again looks rather splendid.
In less than a year, Goff’s circumstances have gone from sorry to splendid.
Labor Day should be splendid — sunny with highs closer to 80 — perfect for the drive home.
Holman also was one of the more splendid congressional cranks of his era.
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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
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.
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