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resplendent

[ri-splen-duh nt] /rɪˈsplɛn dənt/
adjective
1.
shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid:
troops resplendent in white uniforms; resplendent virtues.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin resplendent- (stem of resplendēns), present participle of resplendēre to shine brightly, equivalent to re- re- + splend(ēre) shine (see splendor) + -ent- -ent
Related forms
resplendently, adverb
self-resplendent, adjective
unresplendent, adjective
unresplendently, adverb
Synonyms
radiant; dazzling, gorgeous, magnificent.
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  • Fresh from the shower, mirror-primped, stepped my heroine resplendent in her new friend's housecoat.
  • The tall hill forest, resplendent in the aftermath of rain, was aglow in emerald light.
  • One night he would be resplendent in diamonds, the next in rubies, the next in emeralds.
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  • And local residents, lingering winter visitors, and migrants are resplendent in their fresh and colorful breeding plumage.
  • Seven are globally threatened, including resplendent quetzal and golden-cheeked warbler.
  • Here, it becomes resplendent, a land of scenic beauty.
  • What a treat: a pair of hooded mergansers, swimming with a pair of wood ducks, all resplendent in spring plumage.
British Dictionary definitions for resplendent

resplendent

/rɪˈsplɛndənt/
adjective
1.
having a brilliant or splendid appearance
Derived Forms
resplendence, resplendency, noun
resplendently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from rēsplendēre to shine brightly, from re- + splendēre to shine; see splendour
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Word Origin and History for resplendent
adj.

mid-15c., from Latin resplendentem (nominative resplendens) "brilliant, radiant," present participle of resplendere "to glitter, shine," from re-, intensive prefix, + splendere "to shine, be splendid" (see splendid). Related: Resplendently.

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