- 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 splendidly
And, as the enigmatic front man to an avant garde indie rock group, he is droll, perceptive, and splendidly weird.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’
January 6, 2015
Numberless crowded streets—high growths of iron, slender, strong, light, splendidly uprising toward clear skies.Cathleen Schine’s Favorite New York Books
July 16, 2013
A double biography of Rommel and Montgomery, foes in North Africa in World War II, splendidly brings both military men to life.Peter Caddick-Adams’s Dual Biography of Rommel and Montgomery Is Doubly Good
February 29, 2012
Over time, he became a street artist himself: the splendidly named Mr. Brainwash.The Art of 'Mr. Brainwash'
February 18, 2010
Her mother thought she had never heard her sing so splendidly before.Weighed and Wanting
Michael Angelo and Raphael could work as splendidly as they desired.
Then came a fine troop all in red, nobly and splendidly clad.
The day began so splendidly, so big with promise of great ideas.The Harbor
The river-god entertained him splendidly, and thanked him as best he knew how.The Chinese Fairy Book
- 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 splendidly
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.).