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Synonyms of 'splendour'

(noun) 
Definition
beauty or impressiveness
They met in the splendour of the hotel.
Synonyms
magnificence
I shall never forget the magnificence of the Swiss mountains.
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glory
the glory of the royal court
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grandeur
Only once inside do you appreciate the church's true grandeur.
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luxury
She was brought up in an atmosphere of luxury and wealth.
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majesty
the majesty of the mainland mountains
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richness
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nobility
I found Mr. Mandela supremely courteous, with a genuine nobility of bearing.
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pomp
the pomp and splendour of the English aristocracy
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opulence
the opulence of the hotel's sumptuous interior
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éclat
He performed his piano solo with great éclat.
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gorgeousness
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sumptuousness
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stateliness
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resplendence
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luxuriousness
Opposites
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ordinariness
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plainness
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tawdriness
(noun) 
We were led through the fairy-lit splendour of the centre.
Synonyms
brilliance
the brilliance of the sun on the water
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brightness
An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
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radiance
The dim bulb cast a soft radiance over his face.
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dazzle
The sun's dazzle on the water hurt my eyes.
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lustre
Gold retains its lustre for far longer than other metals.
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refulgence
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of brightness
An astronomer can determine the brightness of each star.
Synonyms
luminosity,
incandescence,
refulgence
in the sense of dazzle
Definition
bright light that dazzles
The sun's dazzle on the water hurt my eyes.
Synonyms
in the sense of effulgence
Synonyms
luminosity,
fluorescence,
incandescence,
resplendence,
refulgence (literary)

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