Splendiferous
Splendiferous Splen*dif"er*ous, a. Splendor-bearing; splendid. --Bale (1538). ``A splendiferous woman.'' --Haliburton. [Now used humorously.] [1913 Webster]

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  • splendiferous — [splen dif′ər əs] adj. [prob. a mod. recoinage (< SPLENDOR + FEROUS) of obs. splendiferous < ME < ML splendiferus, for LL splendorifer < L splendor + fer, FER] Informal gorgeous; splendid: a jocularly pretentious usage splendiferously …   English World dictionary

  • splendiferous — considered a playful elaboration since its re birth in 1843, but it was a perfectly good 15c. word, from M.L. splendorifer, from splendor (see SPLENDOR (Cf. splendor)) + ferre to bear (see INFER (Cf. infer)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • splendiferous — adjective /splɛnˈdɪfərəs/ beautiful, splendid Who that is wele cherisshed with a king And is with hym grete splendiferous …   Wiktionary

  • splendiferous — var. of splendid; shows extreme enthusiasm, approval of an idea or situation Stevo: Want to go to the movies later? Magz: Sure! I ll pay for the popcorn. Stevo: Splendiferous! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • splendiferous — var. of splendid; shows extreme enthusiasm, approval of an idea or situation Stevo: Want to go to the movies later? Magz: Sure! I ll pay for the popcorn. Stevo: Splendiferous! …   Dictionary of american slang

  • splendiferous — adjective Etymology: splendor + i + ferous Date: 1843 extraordinarily or showily impressive • splendiferously adverb • splendiferousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splendiferous — splendiferously, adv. splendiferousness, n. /splen dif euhr euhs/, adj. splendid; magnificent; fine. [1425 75; late ME < LL splendorifer brightness bearing (see SPLENDOR, FER, OUS; loss of or prob. by shift of stress, syncope, and dissimilation)… …   Universalium

  • splendiferous — Synonyms and related words: Babylonian, Corinthian, awe inspiring, awful, barbaric, dazzling, deluxe, divine, elaborate, elegant, exquisite, extravagant, fancy, fine, gilt edged, glorious, golden, gorgeous, grand, grandiose, heavenly, immense,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • splendiferous — splen|dif|er|ous [ splen dıf(ə)rəs ] adjective HUMOROUS splendid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • splendiferous — splen·dif·er·ous || splen dɪfÉ™rÉ™s adj. (Slang) excellent, splendid, wonderful; magnificent, impressive …   English contemporary dictionary

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