Definition of "splendid" []

  • Brilliant with light or color; radiant: a splendid field of poppies. (adjective)
  • Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent: splendid costumes. (adjective)
  • Admired by many; illustrious: splendid achievements. (adjective)
  • Admirable for boldness or purity; surpassing: splendid character. (adjective)
  • Very good or satisfying; praiseworthy: a splendid performance in the examinations. (adjective)
  • Brilliant or fine, esp in appearance (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Characterized by magnificence; imposing (adjective)
  • Glorious or illustrious (adjective)
  • Brightly gleaming; radiant (adjective)
  • Very good or satisfactory (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "splendid" in a sentence
  • "That was as splendid as this, but it wasn't as _splendid_ splendid."
  • "Oh, isn't it splendid, _splendid_! that papa will get well! ""
  • "Interestingly enough, it was a Canadian who coined the phrase "splendid isolation.""