UK [rɪˈsplendənt] / US adjective mainly literary
impressive to look at
resplendent in:

The King's attendants were resplendent in red and white silks.

resplendent with:

The restaurant was resplendent with glass chandeliers and mirrors.

Derived words:
noun uncountable

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  • Resplendent — Re*splen dent ( dent), a. [L. resplendens, entis, p. pr. of resplendere to shine brightly; pref. re re + splendere to shine. See {Splendid}.] Shining with brilliant luster; very bright. {Re*splen dent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] With royal arras and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Resplendent — was released on 21 September 2006 in the UK and in the US on September 13, 2007. It is the fourth and final book in Stephen Baxter s Destiny s Children series. This book is a collection of short stories relating to the previous three books,… …   Wikipedia

  • resplendent — index illustrious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • resplendent — mid 15c., from L. resplendentem (nom. resplendens) brilliant, radiant, prp. of resplendere to glitter, shine, from re , intensive prefix, + splendere to shine, be splendid (see SPLENDID (Cf. splendid)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • resplendent — *splendid, gorgeous, glorious, sublime, superb Analogous words: effulgent, refulgent, radiant, brilliant, *bright: blazing, glowing, flaming (see BLAZE vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • resplendent — [adj] bright, radiant beaming, blazing, brilliant, dazzling, effulgent, flaming, gleaming, glittering, glorious, glossy, glowing, gorgeous, irradiant, luminous, lustrous, magnificent, proud, refulgent, shining, shiny, splendid, splendiferous,… …   New thesaurus

  • resplendent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous. DERIVATIVES resplendence noun resplendency noun resplendently adverb. ORIGIN Latin, from resplendere shine out …   English terms dictionary

  • resplendent — [ri splen′dənt] adj. [ME < L resplendens, prp. of resplendere: see RE & SPLENDENT] shining brightly; full of splendor; dazzling; splendid resplendence n. resplendency resplendently adv …   English World dictionary

  • resplendent — re|splen|dent [ rı splendənt ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY impressive to look at: resplendent in: The King s attendants were resplendent in red and white silks. resplendent with: The restaurant was resplendent with glass chandeliers and mirrors. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • resplendent — resplendently, adv. /ri splen deuhnt/, adj. shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid: troops resplendent in white uniforms; resplendent virtues. [1400 50; late ME < L resplendent (s. of resplendens), prp. of resplendere to shine brightly, equiv.… …   Universalium

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