splendid

[ splen-did ]
/ ˈsplɛn dɪd /

adjective

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.

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Origin of splendid

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin splendidus “brilliant,” equivalent to splend(ēre) “to shine” + -idus adjective suffix; see -id4

synonym study for splendid

1. See magnificent.

OTHER WORDS FROM splendid

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH splendid

splendid , splendorous
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British Dictionary definitions for splendid

splendid
/ (ˈsplɛndɪd) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of splendid

splendidly, adverbsplendidness, noun

Word Origin for splendid

C17: from Latin splendidus, from splendēre to shine
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