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splendiferous

[splen-dif-er-uh s] /splɛnˈdɪf ər əs/
adjective
1.
splendid; magnificent; fine.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin splendōrifer brightness-bearing (see splendor, -fer, -ous; loss of -or probably by shift of stress, syncope, and dissimilation) + -ous
Related forms
splendiferously, adverb
splendiferousness, noun
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  • The results deliver splendiferous gore, highlighted by many yards of entrails.
British Dictionary definitions for splendiferous

splendiferous

/splɛnˈdɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
(facetious) grand; splendid: a really splendiferous meal
Derived Forms
splendiferously, adverb
splendiferousness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin splendiferus, from Latin splendor radiance + ferre to bring
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Word Origin and History for splendiferous
adj.

considered a playful elaboration since its re-birth in 1843, but it was a perfectly good 15c. word, from Medieval Latin splendorifer, from splendor (see splendor) + ferre "to bear" (see infer).

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Slang definitions & phrases for splendiferous

splendiferous

adjective

Quite splendid

[1843+; orig US jocular formation from splendid]


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