From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsplendidsplen‧did /ˈsplendɪd/ ●●○ adjective 1 GOOD/EXCELLENT old-fashioned very good SYN excellent a splendid idea a splendid opportunity The staff are doing a splendid job.2 BEAUTIFUL/GOOD-LOOKINGbeautiful and impressive SYN magnificent All the rooms have splendid views. a splendid cathedral3 British English spoken old-fashioned used to show that you approve of or are pleased by something SYN great ‘I’ll see you tomorrow then.’ ‘Splendid!’4 in splendid isolationsplendidly adverb a splendidly equipped new sports centre The team played splendidly.
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splendidIn the centre of the room was a splendid 18th century oak table.Fortunately there are still a handful of splendid brews that are allowed to condition in the bottle.In time, Fallows also became a splendid computer guru, a genuine rarity among top public policy analysts.Mama was a superb cook and she invariably prepared something splendid for us.The troops are doing a splendid job of keeping the peace.It was a splendid marriage and he thought of ambition only, never of love or of gratitude.And the music, while not necessarily the most inventive guitar-drive stuff you've ever heard, has its splendid moments.How splendid, they have a warm spot in their hearts for those suffering from messianic delusion.It is more than that, as artificial selection has made a splendid variety of sizes, shapes, colours and tastes.a splendid view of the pyramidsWealthy nobles inhabited splendid villas in the surrounding countryside.He welcomed all the authors, promised a splendid week.
Origin splendid (1600-1700) Latin splendidus, from splendere to shine