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’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Numberless crowded streets—high growths of iron, slender, strong, light, splendidly uprising toward clear skies.
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|Michael Korda|February 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Over time, he became a street artist himself: the splendidly named Mr. Brainwash.
However, we kept up our spirits, were cheery enough, and always got on splendidly together.The Cruise of the 'Alerte'|E. F. Knight
The supper passed off splendidly, and nearly everything was eaten and praised.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
All the guests, of both sexes were splendidly arrayed, and the entertainment passed off with undiminished eclat.The Eve of All-Hallows, v. 1 of 3|Matthew Weld Hartstonge
The younger was a man not yet thirty years old, splendidly handsome and full of the genius of his race.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
The last wishes of Mr Van Klas were faithfully fulfilled; the funeral went off splendidly, veiled in a thick cloud of smoke.Holland, v. 1 (of 2)|Edmondo de Amicis
Word Origin 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.).