outsplendor

splendor

[splen-der]
noun
1.
brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificence: the splendor of the palace.
2.
an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur: the splendor of the coronation.
3.
grandeur; glory; brilliant distinction: the splendor of ancient Greek architecture.
4.
great brightness; brilliant light or luster.
verb (used with object)
5.
to make splendid by decorating lavishly; adorn.
verb (used without object)
6.
to move or proceed with splendor, grandeur, or pomp.
Also, especially British, splendour.


Origin:
1400–50; < Latin splendor, equivalent to splend(ēre) to shine + -or -or1; replacing late Middle English splendure < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

splendorous, splendrous [splen-druhs] , adjective
outsplendor, verb (used with object)
unsplendorous, adjective
unsplendorously, adverb

splendid, splendorous.


1. show, dash. 3. fame, eminence, renown, celebrity. 4. dazzle, refulgence.


1. squalor.
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splendor
mid-15c., from M.Fr. esplendour, from L. splendor "brilliance," from splendere "be bright, shine" (see splendid).
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