noun Date: 15th century the quality or state of being resplendent ; splendor

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  • Resplendence — Re*splen dence (r?*spl?n dens), Resplendency Re*splen den*cy ( den*s?), n. [L. resplendentia.] The quality or state of being resplendent; brilliant luster; vivid brightness; splendor. [1913 Webster] Son! thou in whom my glory I behold In full… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resplendence — mid 15c., from L.L. resplendentia, from resplendens (see RESPLENDENT (Cf. resplendent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • resplendence — resplendent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous. DERIVATIVES resplendence noun resplendency noun resplendently adverb. ORIGIN Latin, from resplendere shine out …   English terms dictionary

  • resplendence — /ri splen deuhns/, n. a resplendent quality or state; splendor. Also, resplendency. [1375 1425; late ME < LL resplendentia. See RESPLENDENT, ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • resplendence — noun The property of being, or that which causes something to be, resplendent …   Wiktionary

  • resplendence — Synonyms and related words: Babylonian splendor, aura, blare, blaze, blaze of glory, blazing light, blinding light, bright light, brightness, brilliance, brilliancy, brilliant light, burst of light, charisma, dazzling light, effulgence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • resplendence — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Brilliant, showy splendor: brilliance, brilliancy, glitter, glory, gorgeousness, magnificence, resplendency, sparkle, sumptuousness. Informal: glitz. See BEAUTIFUL …   English dictionary for students

  • resplendence — re·splend·ence || rɪ splendÉ™ns n. brilliance, radiance, sheen, shininess; glory, splendor, magnificence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • resplendence — n.; (also resplendency) Brightness, splendor, brilliancy, effulgence, glory, lustre …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • resplendence — re·splen·dence …   English syllables

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