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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Definitions for splendiferous

  1. Magnificent; fine.

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Citations for splendiferous
"Then we'll build a charming villa, and plant a lovely garden round it, stuck all full of the most splendiferous tropical flowers, and we'll farm the land, plant, sow, reap, eat, sleep, and be merry." R. M. Ballantyne, The Choral Island
[He] flew to the moon, thence back to earth and up the Orinoco impersonating a wild man but actually sound as a button, though no longer vulnerable, no longer mortal, a splendiferous hulk of a poem dedicated to the archipelago of insomnia. Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn
Origin of splendiferous
late Middle English
Splendiferous is an elaboration of splendid, but owes its roots to the Latin splendere, "to shine," and ferre, "to bear."