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Decoded: The Most 'Resplendent' of Apartment Listings

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas for us, send them to the tipline. Today's word (thanks to a commenter suggestion): Resplendent.

Misusage of the word 'resplendent' is not as rampant as previous entries in The Brokerbabble Glossary have been—there are currently only 16 listings on Streeteasy that use the word. So those 16 listings must really be resplendent, right? Of course they are. How else could you describe the grandeur of a bunk bed? There are going to be some extremely resplendent sleepovers in that apartment.

The most common usage of 'resplendent' is within the phrase 'resplendent with light,' which does make some sense. 'Resplendent' is defined as 'shining brilliantly,' and light occasionally tends to have that effect.

It must be difficult to watch TV in this living room (sorry—Living Room) with all that resplendent light glaring off the floor. This listing goes on to describe the living room as having "comfortable scale." Yes, it does look quite small.


Although the view of the blossoms may be slightly obstructed, to be fair, having one's apartment broken into is not particularly resplendent.
?Jeremiah Budin
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