- gorgeous; magnificent; sumptuous.
- grand; superb, as beauty.
- distinguished or glorious, as a name, reputation, victory, etc.
- strikingly admirable or fine: splendid talents.
- excellent, fine, or very good: to have a splendid time.
- brilliant in appearance, color, etc.
Origin of splendid
Examples from the Web for splendid
In any case, culling a manageable array from the totality of splendid volumes has with each year become more difficult.The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014
December 13, 2014
One remaining letter thanks a friend for sending some grouse and a book, the former described as “splendid.”The True Story of ‘The Elephant Man’
November 3, 2014
You could hardly find a vestige of the splendid railroad depots, warehouses, etc.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed
September 1, 2014
But Daniel Day-Lewis is splendid as Lincoln, and Sally Field almost as good as the cunning, half-mad Mary.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President
March 6, 2014
What happened to the formerly addictive, splendid, elegant costume drama?‘Downton Abbey’ Finale Review: The Depressing Demise of a Once-Great Show
February 24, 2014
Rested at Paney, as the horses were very tired, and there was splendid feed for them.Explorations in Australia
They did their work, they left us the splendid heritage we now enjoy.
His residence is at the Porte, where he has one of the splendid palaces.
"You are in splendid condition, Elfreda," praised Mrs. Gray.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
As the son of God I am from everlasting to everlasting, a splendid being with the universe as my home.The Conquest of Fear
- brilliant or fine, esp in appearance
- characterized by magnificence; imposing
- glorious or illustriousa splendid reputation
- brightly gleaming; radianther splendid face; splendid colours
- very good or satisfactorya splendid time
Word Origin and History for splendid
1620s, probably a shortening of earlier splendidious (early 15c.), from Latin splendidus "magnificent, brilliant," from splendere "be bright, shine, gleam, glisten," from PIE *(s)plend- "bright" (cf. Lithuanian splendziu "I shine," Middle Irish lainn "bright"). An earlier form was splendent (late 15c.).