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From Latin splendidus, from splendere (“to shine”) + -idus (“adjective forming suffix”).
splendid (comparative splendider or more splendid, superlative splendidest or most splendid)
- Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright.
- a splendid sun
- 1875, Henry Watts, A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences:
- It is distinguished from xanthocobaltic nitrate by its crystalline form, and by yielding a splendid cinnabarred precipitate with a solution of iodine in potassium iodide […]
- Gorgeous; magnificent; sumptuous; of remarkable beauty.
- a splendid palace
- a splendid procession
- a splendid pageant
- Brilliant, excellent, of a very high standard.
- 1950, C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe:
- "We've fallen on our feet and no mistake," said Peter. "This is going to be perfectly splendid. That old chap will let us do anything we like."
- November 2 2014, Daniel Taylor, "Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
- Hart had to make two splendid saves as Van Persie and Di María took aim and Fellaini should really have done better with a headed chance.
possessing or displaying splendor
showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous
illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated
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From French splendide, from Latin splendidus.
splendid m or n (feminine singular splendidă, masculine plural splendizi, feminine and neuter plural splendide)
Declension of splendid
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