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splendent

[ splen-duhnt ]
/ ˈsplɛn dənt /
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adjective

shining or radiant, as the sun.
gleaming or lustrous, as metal, marble, etc.
brilliant in appearance, color, etc.; gorgeous; magnificent; splendid.
eminent; illustrious.

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Origin of splendent

1425–75; late Middle English <Latin splendent- (stem of splendēns), present participle of splendēre to shine; see -ent
splen·dent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for splendent

splendent
/ (ˈsplɛndənt) /

adjective archaic

shining brightly; lustrousa splendent sun
famous; illustrious
C15: from Latin splendēns brilliant, from splendēre to shine
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