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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)

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.

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.""