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resplendent Line breaks: re¦splen|dent
Pronunciation: /rɪˈsplɛnd(ə)nt/

Definition of resplendent in English:


Attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous: she was resplendent in a sea-green dress
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  • The colourful crackers looking resplendent on a moonless night was an impressive work.
  • This national event is about tribal and folk life in all its resplendent beauty and colour in the country.
  • It was August and the mountain sides were resplendent in Fall colours.
splendid, magnificent, brilliant, dazzling, glittering, glowing, radiant, gorgeous, transcendent, impressive, imposing, spectacular, striking, stunning, glorious, superb, majestic, great, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, fine
informal splendiferous
rare splendacious, magnolious


Pronunciation: /rɪˈsplɛnd(ə)ns/
Example sentences
  • Rare items such as the incandescent wing of a particular variety of beetle, peacock-feather stems and carefully crafted silver beads are used to give the crown its resplendence.
  • Indeed, if you were lucky enough to catch him in Glasgow on Friday or Saturday, you'll have witnessed his resplendence for yourself.
  • Sitting in the mall as my wife meanders through Macy aisles in search of a half-priced handbag, my eyes do not even delight in the resplendence that surrounds them.
Example sentences
  • It also illustrates that when the artist threw aside the ruse of resplendency to tackle more electro-pop oriented material, the spell he could cast was suddenly broken.
  • Why would anyone want to give up the dynamic resplendencies of the American Founders' vision for the stultifying servitude of ancient collectivism?
  • His courage failed him; to enter, foot-sore, laden, and poorly dressed, into the midst of such resplendency was to bring needless humiliation upon her he loved.
Pronunciation: /rɪˈsplɛnd(ə)ntli/
Example sentences
  • A bustling micro-brewery built in a weaving shed, the barmaids pull pints of ale straight from the vats out the back, all resplendently clad in 19 th-century costume.
  • Presently, two Royal Guards, resplendently decked out in gleaming armour, fell into step silently behind their beloved ruler, and escorted him down the wide palace corridors.
  • Ben had risen before her and was already shaved and resplendently dressed in silver grey broadcloth with matching waistcoat, white shirt and black ribbon tie.


Late Middle English: from Latin resplendent- 'shining out', from the verb resplendere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + splendere 'to glitter'.

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