One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Magnificent and impressive in appearance.‘the splendorous capital of the empire’‘a splendorous sunset’
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 costumes and choreography are far more theatrical and splendorous than anything previously associated with the genre.’
- ‘Our country is full of splendorous places of beauty.’
- ‘Last Christmas the Donegan family had hundreds of people from all around the country flocking to their home to view their splendorous display of Christmas lights.’
- ‘I traveled the United States, stopping in splendorous places.’
- ‘The fruits of those summers, as they came slowly to their splendorous ripeness in rows, filled me whole, and sheltered me in the humming warm cover of last childhood summer evenings.’
- ‘Thanks to my sweet, sweet husband, we'll be having a weekend of splendorous relaxation in Dana Point.’
- ‘Once upon a time, a troll lived in a vast and splendorous castle atop a medium sized hill.’
- ‘It was a junk-heap of twisted stumps of palaces and cathedrals, grand hotels and museums that had made up one of the most splendorous cities ever to stand.’
- ‘Man and nature have worked together to produce the splendorous sights of Oslo and Stockholm.’
- ‘Wild garlic, woodruff, ivy, wild strawberry and violets provide the splendorous colour that gives the wood one of its many appealing qualities.’
Early 17th century ː from splendour + -ous.
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