Even though it sounds like a made-up word, splendiferous is a word for wonderful things. You may have seen a splendiferous sunset or a splendiferous velvet gown in your day.

A splendor is a beautiful sight. Splendiferous things are even better: this somewhat silly-sounding word is a term for praising things that are absolutely fantastic, either because they're beautiful or otherwise great. A gorgeous spring day is splendiferous. A delicious dinner is splendiferous. Seeing a friend for the first time in months is splendiferous. As long as you're referring to something great, it could be called splendiferous.

Definitions of splendiferous

adj having great beauty and splendor

“a kind of splendiferous native simplicity”
glorious, resplendent, splendid
delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

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