splendiferous

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Splendid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Splendor-bearing; splendid; brilliant; gorgeous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Now used humorously., Now used humorously. Splendor-bearing; splendid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective beautiful, splendid

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having great beauty and splendor

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin splendiferus, from Late Latin splendōrifer : Latin splendor, splendor; see splendor + Latin -fer, -fer.]

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From Medieval Latin splendorifer, from Latin splendor + ferro ("to bear"), reintroduced humourously into English c. 1837.

Examples

  • Perlman, the "splendiferous" author of the current spotlighted review, wasted no time savaging my contribution.

    My Amazon Review of Mrs.Cheney's latest book

  • We should have been very sorry if such a "splendiferous" phenomenon had been obscured by envious boa or pelisse, or lost to the proprieties of costume.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

  • Scroggles looked round at his comrades, as if to appeal to their judgment as to the fitness of the word, but not receiving any encouragement, he thrust down the glowing tobacco in his pipe with the end of his little finger, and reiterated the word "splendiferous" with marked emphasis.

    The Red Eric

  • Little did I know that "splendiferous" means "tastes like the sweat off a dog's nuts."

    GamePolitics News

  • Little did I know that "splendiferous" means "tastes like the sweat off a dog's nuts."

    GamePolitics News

  • Little did I know that "splendiferous" means "tastes like the sweat off a dog's nuts."

    GamePolitics News

  • Little did I know that "splendiferous" means "tastes like the sweat off a dog's nuts."

    GamePolitics News

  • Little did I know that "splendiferous" means "tastes like the sweat off a dog's nuts."

    GamePolitics News

  • You can download everything needed to hold your very own splendiferous Peach Party here.

    Roald Dahl Day

  • For the reader I am -- and, if I remember accurately, the reader I was even then -- they're okay, but nothing magically splendiferous.

    The album cover meme.

Comments

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  • Creation of the character Redd White, taken from the Phoenix Wright videogame series.

    August 1, 2007

  • I love Phoenix Wright. But I have an OBJECTION! to that citation. The word's been around a lot longer than the games.

    August 2, 2007

  • having great beauty and splender.

    October 31, 2007

  • Doesn't belong here, but since I'm not a native speaker, you MIGHT forgive me that.

    November 16, 2007