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splendent

[splen-duh nt] /ˈsplɛn dənt/
adjective
1.
shining or radiant, as the sun.
2.
gleaming or lustrous, as metal, marble, etc.
3.
brilliant in appearance, color, etc.; gorgeous; magnificent; splendid.
4.
eminent; illustrious.
Origin of splendent
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin splendent- (stem of splendēns), present participle of splendēre to shine; see -ent
Related forms
splendently, adverb
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splendent

/ˈsplɛndənt/
adjective (archaic)
1.
shining brightly; lustrous: a splendent sun
2.
famous; illustrious
Word Origin
C15: from Latin splendēns brilliant, from splendēre to shine
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