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Magnificent; splendid.‘splendacious dinners’
magnificent, sumptuous, grand, impressive, imposing, superb, spectacular, resplendent, opulent, luxurious, palatial, deluxe, rich, fine, costly, expensive, lavish, ornate, gorgeous, glorious, dazzling, elegant, handsome, beautifulView synonyms
- ‘The desserts range from the unpretentious — an ice cream sundae or sorbet — to the splendacious — caramel panna cotta, hazelnut Anglaise, or two kinds of crepes.’
- ‘I've only got a few and if people find out how splendacious they are they'll go mad to get them.’
- ‘The room is papered with some splendacious pattern in blue and gold.’
- ‘Edythe and Fred came to supper with me later, a splendacious curry in the studio.’
- ‘We hiked east to Jackson Park and the lake, an expanse of trees, grass and beach as splendacious as the playground of a king.’
Mid 19th century: from splendid + -acious.
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