[ splen-der ]
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  1. brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificence: the splendor of the palace.

  2. an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur: the splendor of the coronation.

  1. grandeur; glory; brilliant distinction: the splendor of ancient Greek architecture.

  2. great brightness; brilliant light or luster.

verb (used with object)
  1. to make splendid by decorating lavishly; adorn.

verb (used without object)
  1. to move or proceed with splendor, grandeur, or pomp.

Origin of splendor

1400–50; <Latin splendor, equivalent to splend(ēre) to shine + -or-or1; replacing late Middle English splendure<Anglo-French <Latin, as above
  • Also especially British, splen·dour .

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Opposites for splendor

Other words from splendor

  • splen·dor·ous, splen·drous [splen-druhs], /ˈsplɛn drəs/, adjective
  • outsplendor, verb (used with object)
  • un·splen·dor·ous, adjective
  • un·splen·dor·ous·ly, adverb

Words that may be confused with splendor

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