resplendent

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EtymologyEdit

From the obsolete sense of the English verb splendish ‎(to shine), from Latin splendere ‎(to shine), or from resplend +‎ -ent, from Latin resplendere.

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IPA(key): /rɪˈsplɛn.dənt/

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resplendent ‎(comparative more resplendent, superlative most resplendent)

  1. Shiny and colourful, and thus pleasing to the eye.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 4, in Pulling the Strings:
      Soon after the arrival of Mrs. Campbell, dinner was announced by Abboye. He came into the drawing room resplendent in his gold-and-white turban. […] His cummerbund matched the turban in gold lines.
  2. (mathematics) Exhibiting the property of resplendency in Peano arithmetic.

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