from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Brilliant with light or color; radiant.
- adjective Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent.
- adjective Admired by many; illustrious.
- adjective Admirable for boldness or purity; surpassing.
- adjective Very good or satisfying; praiseworthy.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Shining; brilliant; specifically, in entomology, having brilliant metallic colors; splendent.
- Brilliant; dazzling; gorgeous; sumptuous: as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession.
- Conspicuous; illustrious; grand; heroic; brilliant; noble; glorious: as, a splendid victory; a splendid reputation.
- Very fine; excellent; extremely good: as, a splendid chance to make a fortune.
- Synonyms Magnificent, Superb, etc. See
- Eminent, remarkable, distinguished, famous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright.
- adjective Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous
- adjective Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Possessing or displaying
splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.
- adjective Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant.
- adjective Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having great beauty and splendor
- adjective characterized by grandeur
- adjective very good;of the highest quality
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Interestingly enough, it was a Canadian who coined the phrase "splendid isolation."
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It is a youth who dares be radical, who dares, in splendid largess, build mistake upon mistake, bleeding his life out in service.
Though in splendid physical trim, a thirty-six-hour trick at the wheel was the limit of my endurance.
sonofgroucho commented on the word splendid
What a splendid word this is!
October 8, 2007
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February 17, 2012