from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Splendid: "The working genius of American design has been . . . a refining of utilitarian purity into a kind of splendiferous native simplicity” ( Jay Cocks).
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- adj. beautiful, splendid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Splendor-bearing; splendid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Splendor-bearing; splendid; brilliant; gorgeous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having great beauty and splendor
Middle English, from Medieval Latin splendiferus, from Late Latin splendōrifer : Latin splendor, splendor; see splendor + Latin -fer, -fer.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin splendorifer, from Latin splendor + ferro ("to bear"), reintroduced humourously into English c. 1837. (Wiktionary)