Definition of splendid in English:

splendid

adjective

  • 1Magnificent; very impressive.

    ‘a splendid view of Windsor Castle’
    ‘his robes were splendid’
    • ‘It is only understandable that she should choose to have such a splendid and impressive nuptial.’
    • ‘The weather was fine and I stayed with friends in a splendid apartment in a Georgian terrace near Haymarket.’
    • ‘But even most the poetic estate agent could not boast about the splendid views.’
    • ‘The bank is splendid, open, flat on top and with ace views from each slope.’
    • ‘The songs are a fine collection of self composed numbers and splendid cover versions.’
    • ‘The coastal train took in some splendid vistas, not least the beautiful mountains at the coast at Kaikoura.’
    • ‘However, the legacy he has left is impressive and his many splendid works of fiction will endure for a very long time to come.’
    • ‘It is rich in historical fact and perspective and a splendid addition to the magazine.’
    • ‘The next day the princess finds a splendid gown of shimmering satin laid out instead of her rags.’
    • ‘Many years ago I had taken my father on a drive, and from the top of this hill we had a splendid view, with the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky.’
    • ‘A bunch of Maryhill urchins had a splendid view of proceedings from the scaffolding.’
    • ‘She was a beautiful woman, with a splendid body, and face that held more worries then it should.’
    • ‘Who could wish for a more beautiful and splendid area in which to work?’
    • ‘Given that this unique site has a splendid view of the Castle and Old Town, surely upmarket is the way to go.’
    • ‘Work up an appetite in the beautiful pool, or soak up splendid views of the North Sea coast.’
    • ‘It continues to be an important landmark and those who climb to the top gain a splendid view over the city.’
    • ‘Families stroll and couples jog or rollerblade along the shore and enjoy the splendid views back to the city skyline.’
    • ‘Some believe it is the reason Chinese have created such beautiful poems and splendid culture.’
    • ‘Built from wood and sago leaves, it is small and very basic but has splendid views over the tops of coconut trees to the lagoon.’
    • ‘This is a splendid style, which makes a strong appeal to the spectator.’
    distinguished, glorious, glittering, illustrious, remarkable, outstanding, exceptional, celebrated, renowned, famous, impressive, notable, noted, eminent, noble, lofty, venerable, exemplary
    magnificent, sumptuous, grand, impressive, imposing, superb, spectacular, resplendent, opulent, luxurious, palatial, deluxe, rich, fine, costly, expensive, lavish, ornate, gorgeous, glorious, dazzling, elegant, handsome, beautiful
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    1. 1.1informal Excellent; very good.
      ‘a splendid fellow’
      [as exclamation] ‘“Is your family well? Splendid!”’
      • ‘Now we have a swimming pool, a marvellous garden and a splendid folly.’
      • ‘I have had the privilege of meeting Brendan, and he is a really nice chap, a splendid fellow.’
      • ‘The debutantes all looked splendid, the meal and music were excellent and a great night was had by all.’
      • ‘They all looked splendid in their winter wear and their lovely selection of hats to match.’
      • ‘I have come with these splendid fellows whom I met at a Party to which I was invited.’
      • ‘We had a splendid turnout and it was lovely to see so many people taking part in all the activities and enjoying themselves.’
      • ‘It's citrus fruit and fresh acidity would pair wonderfully with Asian food but it also makes a splendid aperitif.’
      • ‘The cheeses are splendid and there is a first-rate patissier on the team.’
      • ‘It was a splendid goal, brilliantly taken after some outstanding close-range control.’
      • ‘She had made many friends and had worked with a splendid committee who gave her wonderful support.’
      excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate
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Origin

Early 17th century: from French splendide or Latin splendidus, from splendere shine, be bright.

Pronunciation:

splendid

/ˈsplendəd/