V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: full of splendorous luster and dazzling in radiance and beauty

Synonyms: radiant, brilliant, glittery, dazzling, gleaming, luminous, splendorous, splendid, glowing

Antonyms: dull, matte, plain

Tips: Resplendent is derived from the Latin resplendere, “to shine brightly,” from splendere, “to shine.” Having ties to flamboyant, resplendent brings to mind visions of color, shine, and delight to the senses. Shimmery and full of beauty, something resplendent dazzles the beholder.

Usage Examples:

The students marveled at the authentic, resplendent fabrics and decorations within the medieval castles of France. (dazzling, luminous)

The newly-divorced woman chose to decorate her new flat in resplendent décor fit for a queen. (splendorous, gleaming)

The resplendent lighting of the room gave everyone's complexion a beautiful glow. (brilliant, radiant)

The bride looked resplendent as she walked down the isle to meet her groom. (radiant, luminous, dazzling)

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