- shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid: troops resplendent in white uniforms; resplendent virtues.
Origin of resplendent
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Examples from the Web for resplendent
Charles, on this resplendent morning, is telling me his life story.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou
John Ed Bradley
April 27, 2014
It seemed to them as if the brightness of the moon had been increased, and was as resplendent as that of the sun.
Great lights surround them, and their countenances are resplendent.
Never before had the chasubles she embroidered been so resplendent with silk and gold.
The whole door was resplendent in the purity of intense cold.
Major Vernon had risen, resplendent as the phoenix, from the ashes of his old clothes.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- having a brilliant or splendid appearance
Word Origin and History for resplendent
mid-15c., from Latin resplendentem (nominative resplendens) "brilliant, radiant," present participle of resplendere "to glitter, shine," from re-, intensive prefix, + splendere "to shine, be splendid" (see splendid). Related: Resplendently.