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Definition of splendid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    splendid

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈsplendɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsplendɪd//
     
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  1. 1very impressive; very beautiful splendid scenery The hotel stands in splendid isolation, surrounded by moorland.
  2. 2(old-fashioned) excellent; very good synonym great What a splendid idea! We've all had a splendid time. It will be a splendid opportunity to practise your Spanish. The meal was simply splendid.
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French splendide or Latin splendidus, from splendere ‘shine, be bright’.Extra examples a really splendid evening He made a lot of money and had a splendid house built. The hotel stands in splendid isolation, surrounded by moorland.
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