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resplendent

[ ri-splen-duhnt ]
/ rɪˈsplɛn dənt /
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adjective
shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid: troops resplendent in white uniforms;resplendent virtues.
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Origin of resplendent

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin resplendent- (stem of resplendēns ), present participle of resplendēre “to shine brightly,” equivalent to re- re- + splend(ēre) “shine” (see splendor) + -ent- -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM resplendent

re·splend·ent·ly, adverbself-re·splend·ent, adjectiveun·re·splend·ent, adjectiveun·re·splend·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for resplendent

resplendent
/ (rɪˈsplɛndənt) /

adjective
having a brilliant or splendid appearance

Derived forms of resplendent

resplendence or resplendency, nounresplendently, adverb

Word Origin for resplendent

C15: from rēsplendēre to shine brightly, from re- + splendēre to shine; see splendour
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