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Attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous:‘she was resplendent in a sea-green dress’
splendid, magnificent, brilliant, dazzling, glittering, glowing, radiant, gorgeous, transcendent, impressive, imposing, spectacular, striking, stunning, glorious, superb, majestic, great, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, finesplendiferoussplendacious, magnoliousView synonyms
- ‘Helen and Philip were blessed with a beautiful day, with the church looking resplendent.’
- ‘The pump looks resplendent in a new coat of red paint and overlooks a limestone trough filled with luscious red and purple flowers.’
- ‘Apart from that, she was a picture of dignity and grace, with the kind of beauty that grew resplendent with age.’
- ‘It was August and the mountain sides were resplendent in Fall colours.’
- ‘This national event is about tribal and folk life in all its resplendent beauty and colour in the country.’
- ‘It was quite a crowd, radiantly resplendent in displays of unearthly power and beauty.’
- ‘It was a resplendent day, a day much like this one, and I was the only person on the bus besides the driver.’
- ‘We have seen hordes of elderly foreign tourists in resplendent clothing taking pictures of scenic spots.’
- ‘The host and hostess, as well as the embassy staff, looked resplendent in national costume.’
- ‘The colourful crackers looking resplendent on a moonless night was an impressive work.’
- ‘It was shiny from top to toe, resplendent with black beads and sequins so that it glimmered and glistened.’
- ‘The children were resplendent in their outfits and were an absolute credit to their parents and teachers.’
- ‘Even before the game they encountered problems when they emerged, resplendent in their new jerseys.’
- ‘The sunset was breathtaking, even more resplendent than we had imagined it would be.’
- ‘By the end of the two days the tree will be resplendent with new creative growth in symbolic colours reflecting the four seasons of the year.’
- ‘Everyone looked resplendent and memories of the day will last a lifetime.’
- ‘The bride was resplendent in a meringue of epic proportions.’
- ‘Five years ago, all this was scarcely noticeable beneath the grime and decay; today it is resplendent.’
- ‘In the right sunlight it looks resplendent, its golden walls reflected in the harbour in the foreground’
- ‘A deep sapphire blue in the afternoon sun, with a few sailing boats criss-crossing its waters, the loch was resplendent.’
Late Middle English: from Latin resplendent- shining out, from the verb resplendere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + splendere to glitter.
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