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1‘a splendid palazzo on the Grand Canal’
magnificent, sumptuous, grand, impressive, imposing, superb, spectacular, resplendent, opulent, luxurious, palatial, deluxe, rich, fine, costly, expensive, lavish, ornate, gorgeous, glorious, dazzling, elegant, handsome, beautiful
stately, majestic, kingly, princely, regal, noble, proud
informal plush, plushy, posh, swanky, ritzy, splendiferous
British informal swish
North American informal swank
rare splendacious, splendorous, magnolious, palatian
modest, unimpressive, ordinary
2‘an MP with a splendid reputation’
distinguished, glorious, glittering, illustrious, remarkable, outstanding, exceptional, celebrated, renowned, famous, impressive, notable, noted, eminent, noble, lofty, venerable, exemplary
3‘we had a splendid holiday’
excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate
super, great, smashing, amazing, amazeballs, fantastic, terrific, tremendous, phenomenal, sensational, incredible, heavenly, stellar, gorgeous, dreamy, grand, fabulous, fab, fabby, fantabulous, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, awesome, magic, ace, cool, mean, bad, wicked, mega, crucial, mind-blowing, far out, A1, sound, out of this world, marvy, spanking, dope, def, phat
British brilliant, brill, bosting
North American peachy, dandy, jim-dandy, neat, badass, boss, radical, rad, boffo, bully, bitching, bodacious
NZ Australian beaut, bonzer
South African kif, lank
dated groovy, divine
British dated capital, champion, wizard, corking, ripping, cracking, spiffing, top-hole, topping, beezer
North American dated swell, keen
dreadful, awful, horrible
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