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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Brilliant with light or color; radiant: a splendid field of poppies.
  • adj. Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent: splendid costumes.
  • adj. Admired by many; illustrious: splendid achievements.
  • adj. Admirable for boldness or purity; surpassing: splendid character.
  • adj. Very good or satisfying; praiseworthy: a splendid performance in the examinations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.
  • adj. Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant.
  • adj. Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright.
  • adj. Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous
  • adj. Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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 grand.
  • Eminent, remarkable, distinguished, famous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having great beauty and splendor
  • adj. characterized by grandeur
  • adj. very good;of the highest quality

Etymologies

Latin splendidus, from splendēre, to shine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin splendidus, from splendere (“to shine”) +‎ -idus (“adjective forming suffix”). (Wiktionary)

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