Splendid

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Duncan, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member

    There's a Vietnamese girl in my class who struggles with English. She asks me the meaning of words. The instructor said, "When you have successfully finished this course you shall become a more splendid adult." Sounds somewhat pretentious, but she asked me what splendid meant. So I said it meant perfect, in-balance and pretty. When I went home and looked it up, the definitions were different. I also told her that it wasn't a word that a young person would use. I don't think I've ever used it. It's up there with glorious.



    splen┬Ědid [​IMG] ( P ) Pronunciation Key (spl[​IMG]n[​IMG]d[​IMG]d)
    adj.
    1. Brilliant with light or color; radiant: a splendid field of poppies.
    2. Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent: splendid costumes.
    3. Admired by many; illustrious: splendid achievements.
    4. Admirable for boldness or purity; surpassing: splendid character.
    5. Very good or satisfying; praiseworthy: a splendid performance in the examinations.
     
  2. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    okay.

    From now on I'm going to use 'splendid' as often as possible.
     
  3. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    I've only used 'splendid' while acting like one of those arrogant rich Brits.
     

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