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Somebody or something ‘resplendent’ outshines the typical or customary and is very pleasing on the eye. This formal word suggests a glowing or rich splendour that heightens distinctiveness and beauty, making it very complimentary. Most commonly used to describe nature or a woman’s appearance.
I saw Amy on the morning of her wedding and she looked resplendent in her flowing white dress.
Our meeting took place in an ornate, historic building in the heart of the city. I was blown away by its resplendence.
The garden looked resplendent that evening as the setting sun cast a warm glow over the banks of wildflowers.