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 Dictionary entry overview: What does splendid mean? 

SPLENDID (adjective)
  The adjective SPLENDID has 2 senses:

1. having great beauty and splendor
2. characterized by grandeur

  Familiarity information: SPLENDID used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SPLENDID (adjective)

Sense 1splendid [BACK TO TOP]


Having great beauty and splendor


resplendent; splendid; splendiferous; glorious

Context examples:

a glorious spring morning / a glorious sunset / splendid costumes / a kind of splendiferous native simplicity


beautiful (delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration)

Sense 2splendid [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by grandeur


magnificent; splendid; brilliant; glorious

Context examples:

the brilliant court life at Versailles / a glorious work of art / magnificent cathedrals / the splendid coronation ceremony


impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)

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