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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Example sentences
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.
And local residents, lingering winter visitors, and migrants are resplendent in their fresh and colorful breeding plumage.
What a treat: a pair of hooded mergansers, swimming with a pair of wood ducks, all resplendent in spring plumage.
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