from The Century Dictionary.

  • Splendid; magnificent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Splendid.

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  • adjective obsolete splendid


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  • Now therfore beeyng accersited, to suche splendent renoume, and dignitee splendidious: I doubt not but you will adiuuate such poor adnichilate orphanes, as whilome ware cōdisciples with you, and of antique familiaritie in Lincolne shire.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

  • During the English Renaissance, language purists and nationalists resisted the influx of pedantic and recondite inkhorn terms adapted from Greek and Latin such as condisciple, splendidious, and adnichilate.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 1


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