splendid
adjective Etymology: Latin splendidus, from splendēre to shine; perhaps akin to Middle Irish lainn bright Date: 1624 1. possessing or displaying splendor: as a. shining, brilliant b. marked by showy magnificence 2. illustrious, grand 3. a. excellent <
a splendid opportunity
>
b. being out of the ordinary ; singularsplendidly adverbsplendidness noun Synonyms: splendid, resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb mean extraordinarily or transcendently impressive. splendid implies outshining the usual or customary <
the wedding was a splendid occasion
>
. resplendent suggests a glowing or blazing splendor <
resplendent in her jewelry
>
. gorgeous implies a rich splendor especially in display of color <
a gorgeous red dress
>
. glorious suggests radiance that heightens beauty or distinction <
a glorious sunset
>
. sublime implies an exaltation or elevation almost beyond human comprehension <
a vision of sublime beauty
>
. superb suggests an excellence reaching the highest conceivable degree <
her singing was superb
>
.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • splendid — SPLÉNDID, Ă, splendizi, de, adj. Foarte frumos, minunat; strălucitor, măreţ. [acc. şi: splendíd] – Din fr. splendide, lat. splendidus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SPLÉNDID adj., adv. 1. adj …   Dicționar Român

  • splendid — splendid, *resplendent, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb can mean having or displaying outstanding or transcendingly impressive qualities. Although, like most adjectives implying transcendence, they are often used interchangeably in hyperbole… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Splendid — Splen did, a. [L. splendidus, fr. splendere shine; cf. Lith. splend[ e]ti: cf. F. splendide.] 1. Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun. [1913 Webster] 2. Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splendid — [splen′did] adj. [L splendidus < splendere, to shine < IE * splend < base * (s)p(h)el , to gleam, shine > Sans sphulinga, a spark, Gr splēndos, ashes, Ger flink, lively] 1. having or showing splendor; specif., a) shining; lustrous;… …   English World dictionary

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  • Splendīd — (lat.), glänzend. prächtig, prachtliebend, viel ausgehen lassend; beim Buchdruck soviel wie weit, geräumig gesetzt (Gegenteil: kompreß), mit ansehnlichen unbedruckten Papierrändern …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Splendid — Splendīd (lat.), glänzend, prächtig, freigebig; im Buchdruck: weit gesetzt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • splendid — index elegant, illustrious, meritorious, premium, prime (most valuable), proud (self respecting), sterling Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

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