[splen-duh nt]


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
Related formssplen·dent·ly, adverb
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adjective archaic

shining brightly; lustrousa splendent sun
famous; illustrious

Word Origin for splendent

C15: from Latin splendēns brilliant, from splendēre to shine
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