- shining or radiant, as the sun.
- gleaming or lustrous, as metal, marble, etc.
- brilliant in appearance, color, etc.; gorgeous; magnificent; splendid.
- eminent; illustrious.
Origin of splendent
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin splendent- (stem of splendēns), present participle of splendēre to shine; see -ent
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Examples from the Web for splendent
They had enticed the splendent light-fish into their caverns to give illumination.Seed of the Arctic Ice
H. G. Winter
The feldspar exhibited its splendent black crystals in fine relief in the massy quartz.
They brought her mother's saddle, splendent with gems and gold, set it on the great red horse, and lifted her to it.The Princess and Curdie
To the outer glozing fame That now attires us splendent, we may add Inmost applause.The Mortal Gods and Other Plays
Olive Tilford Dargan
- shining brightly; lustrousa splendent sun
- famous; illustrious
C15: from Latin splendēns brilliant, from splendēre to shine
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