One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Splendid.‘a splendiferous Sunday dinner’
wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, sublime, spectacular, lovely, excellent, fine, delightful, enjoyable, pleasurableView synonyms
- ‘Wandering through my splendiferous suite, which was about the same size as my house back home, I had the uneasy feeling that at any minute some Italian count would turn up and turf me out of his holiday flat.’
- ‘Back in our 7th floor hotel room, the view from our window was now illuminated - and yet more splendiferous.’
- ‘Dozens of copies of the paper were sent via TNT, the courier, to arrive in time for a splendiferous dinner and prize-giving.’
- ‘My Spice of Life award goes to the Bhutanese delegates, who looked simply splendiferous in their native costume, a shortened quasikimono with knee-high black socks and loafers.’
- ‘Not only was the night cold though, it was also stomach churningly smelly - the nippiness was later accompanied by the splendiferous aroma of steaming bacon ribs.’
- ‘There is preserved a delightful vignette of the Bookman of Letters in his library of some 25,000 volumes, occupying the upper storey which he had built on to the wing of his splendiferous Frognal mansion.’
- ‘After about an hour or so my super splendiferous friend Beverly came along to help.’
- ‘But that's the price of a flat in Manchester or a splendiferous car!’
- ‘The original production, directed as an exercise in splendiferous irony by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, was by my lights the finest musical of its decade.’
- ‘In the absence of anything scintillating to write today I thought I'd invite your thoughts for a caption for this splendiferous picture of my old friend Gwynneth Dunwoody.’
Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from splendor.
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