- The definition of splendid is gorgeous or wonderful.
An example of splendid is a magnificent wedding celebration.
- having or showing splendor; specif.,
- shining; lustrous; brilliant
- magnificent; gorgeous
- worthy of high praise; grand; glorious; illustrious: a splendid accomplishment
- Informal very good; excellent; fine: splendid weather
Origin of splendidClassical Latin splendidus ; from splendere, to shine ; from Indo-European an unverified form splend- ; from base an unverified form (s)p(h)el-, to gleam, shine from source Sanskrit sphulinga, a spark, Classical Greek splēndos, ashes, German flink, lively
- Brilliant with light or color; radiant: a splendid field of poppies.
- Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent: splendid costumes.
- Admired by many; illustrious: splendid achievements.
- Admirable for boldness or purity; surpassing: splendid character.
- Very good or satisfying; praiseworthy: a splendid performance in the examinations.
Origin of splendidLatin splendidus, from splendēre, to shine.
(comparative splendider or more splendid, superlative splendidest or most splendid)
- Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.
- Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant.
- Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.
From Latin splendidus, from splendere (“to shine”) + -idus (“adjective forming suffix”).