Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday Word: Transplendent


(adj) resplendent in the highest degree

resplendent |riˈsplendənt|adjectiveattractive and impressive through being richly colorful or sumptuous she was resplendent in a sea-green dress. See note at bright 

Transplendent is an odd word, not in Merriam-Webster, but in Wiktionary, that identifies the 1913 edition of Webster's as its source. I don't know what to make of it.


  1. I haven't heard of transplendent before (neither has the spell-checker). It sounds rather made up to me, and superfluous. Why should one want more than resplendent?