from The Century Dictionary.
- Splendid; magnificent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Splendid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective obsolete
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Now therfore beeyng accersited, to suche splendent renoume, and dignitee splendidious: I doubt not but you will adiuuate such poor adnichilate orphanes, as whilome ware cōdisciples with you, and of antique familiaritie in Lincolne shire.
During the English Renaissance, language purists and nationalists resisted the influx of pedantic and recondite inkhorn terms adapted from Greek and Latin such as condisciple, splendidious, and adnichilate.