Definition of splendid in English:

splendid

adjective

  • 1Magnificent; very impressive.

    ‘a splendid view of Windsor Castle’
    ‘his robes were splendid’
    • ‘But even most the poetic estate agent could not boast about the splendid views.’
    • ‘It is rich in historical fact and perspective and a splendid addition to the magazine.’
    • ‘A bunch of Maryhill urchins had a splendid view of proceedings from the scaffolding.’
    • ‘It continues to be an important landmark and those who climb to the top gain a splendid view over the city.’
    • ‘The songs are a fine collection of self composed numbers and splendid cover versions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The bank is splendid, open, flat on top and with ace views from each slope.’
    • ‘Given that this unique site has a splendid view of the Castle and Old Town, surely upmarket is the way to go.’
    • ‘The next day the princess finds a splendid gown of shimmering satin laid out instead of her rags.’
    • ‘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 only understandable that she should choose to have such a splendid and impressive nuptial.’
    • ‘Families stroll and couples jog or rollerblade along the shore and enjoy the splendid views back to the city skyline.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The weather was fine and I stayed with friends in a splendid apartment in a Georgian terrace near Haymarket.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘This is a splendid style, which makes a strong appeal to the spectator.’
    • ‘Work up an appetite in the beautiful pool, or soak up splendid views of the North Sea coast.’
    • ‘Some believe it is the reason Chinese have created such beautiful poems and splendid culture.’
    • ‘The coastal train took in some splendid vistas, not least the beautiful mountains at the coast at Kaikoura.’
    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
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1informal Excellent; very good.
      ‘a splendid fellow’
      [as exclamation] ‘“Is your family well? Splendid!”’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She had made many friends and had worked with a splendid committee who gave her wonderful support.’
      • ‘I have had the privilege of meeting Brendan, and he is a really nice chap, a splendid fellow.’
      • ‘Now we have a swimming pool, a marvellous garden and a splendid folly.’
      • ‘We had a splendid turnout and it was lovely to see so many people taking part in all the activities and enjoying themselves.’
      • ‘I have come with these splendid fellows whom I met at a Party to which I was invited.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It's citrus fruit and fresh acidity would pair wonderfully with Asian food but it also makes a splendid aperitif.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

splendid

/ˈsplendəd/