re splendent

resplendent

[ri-splen-duhnt]
adjective
shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid: troops resplendent in white uniforms; resplendent virtues.

Origin:
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

resplendently, adverb
self-resplendent, adjective
unresplendent, adjective
unresplendently, adverb


radiant; dazzling, gorgeous, magnificent.
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resplendent (rɪˈsplɛndənt)
 
adj
having a brilliant or splendid appearance
 
[C15: from rēsplendēre to shine brightly, from re- + splendēre to shine; see splendour]
 
re'splendence
 
n
 
re'splendency
 
n
 
re'splendently
 
adv

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resplendent
1448, from L. resplendentem (nom. resplendens) "brilliant, radiant," prp. of resplendere "to glitter, shine," from re-, intensive prefix, + splendere "to shine, be splendid" (see splendid).
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