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1       adj   If you say that something is splendid, you mean that it is very good.  
usu ADJ n   (=marvellous)  
Our house has got a splendid view across to the Cotswolds...     
  splendidly      adv   ADV with v  
I have heard him tell people that we get along splendidly.     
2       adj   If you describe a building or work of art as splendid, you mean that it is beautiful, impressive, and extremely well made.  
usu ADJ n   (=magnificent)  
...a splendid Victorian mansion.     
  splendidly      adv   ADV adj, ADV with v   (=magnificently)  
The young women are splendidly dressed, some in floor-length ball gowns...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    admirable, brilliant, exceptional, glorious, grand, heroic, illustrious, magnificent, outstanding, rare, remarkable, renowned, sterling, sublime, superb, supreme  
2    costly, dazzling, gorgeous, imposing, impressive, lavish, luxurious, magnificent, ornate, resplendent, rich, splendiferous     (facetious)   sumptuous, superb  
3    awesome     (slang)   bodacious     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   boffo     (slang)   brill     (informal)   chillin'     (U.S. slang)   cracking     (Brit. informal)   crucial     (slang)   def     (slang)   excellent, fantastic     (informal)   fine, first-class, glorious, great     (informal)   marvellous, mean     (slang)   mega     (slang)   sovereign, topping     (Brit. slang)   wonderful  
4    beaming, bright, brilliant, glittering, glowing, lustrous, radiant, refulgent  
   beggarly, depressing, disgusting, distressed, drab, dull, ignoble, ignominious, lacklustre, low, mean, mediocre, miserable, no great shakes     (informal)   ordinary, pathetic, plain, poor, poverty-stricken, rotten, run-of-the-mill, sombre, sordid, squalid, tarnished, tawdry, undistinguished, unexceptional  

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