splendid

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adjective splen·did \ˈsplen-dəd\

Definition of splendid

  1. 1 :  possessing or displaying splendor: such asa :  shining, brilliantb :  marked by showy magnificence

  2. 2 :  illustrious, grand

  3. 3a :  excellent a splendid opportunityb :  being out of the ordinary :  singular

splendidly

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splendidness

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Examples of splendid in a Sentence

  1. We have a splendid opportunity to do something really useful.

  2. I have some splendid news.

  3. We'll be coming out to visit over the summer. Oh, splendid!

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Origin and Etymology of splendid

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

Synonym Discussion of splendid

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

SPLENDID Defined for English Language Learners

splendid

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Definition of splendid for English Language Learners

  • : very impressive and beautiful

  • : very good


SPLENDID Defined for Kids

splendid

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adjective splen·did \ˈsplen-dəd\

Definition of splendid for Students

  1. 1 :  impressive in beauty, excellence, or magnificence You did a splendid job. a splendid palace

  2. 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. 3 :  excellent We had a splendid time.

splendidly

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