- making a splendid appearance or show; of exceptional beauty, size, etc.: a magnificent cathedral; magnificent scenery.
- extraordinarily fine; superb: a magnificent opportunity; magnificent weather.
- noble; sublime: a magnificent poem.
- (usually initial capital letter) (formerly used as a title of some rulers) great; grand: Lorenzo the Magnificent.
- lavishly munificent; extravagant: a magnificent inheritance.
Origin of magnificent
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Examples from the Web for magnificently
Then McQueen, who can come across as quite intense and dour, magnificently, jumped up and down.The Changing Color of the Oscars: '12 Years A Slave' Makes History
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Tell that to the nearby pandas, happily ensconced with their bamboo, magnificently ignoring everything.How to Catch a Depressed Gorilla, Japanese-Style
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It ended, magnificently, in a shoot-out between the women in a fairground hall of mirrors.How the Daytime Soap Came Back From the Dead
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This clip of Margaret Thatcher magnificently expresses the confident purpose of the conservatism of the 1980s.We Need a Visionary Like Margaret Thatcher for our 21st Century Challenges
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What Warhol gives us is magnificently imponderable, as normal things (such as urinals) are in the world.Warhol's Self-Portrait as a Toilet
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These were all saddled, bridled, and magnificently caparisoned.Welsh Fairy Tales
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His sister was magnificently gowned, and far more beautiful than before.The Chinese Fairy Book
Pascal, magnificently aloof, was standing in the center of the mess.Weak on Square Roots
The interior of Fagerolles' house was strangely and magnificently luxurious.His Masterpiece
The marriage was magnificently solemnized on the 18th of May, 1606.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
- splendid or impressive in appearance
- superb or very fine
- (esp of ideas) noble or elevated
- archaic great or exalted in rank or action
Word Origin and History for magnificently
mid-15c., from Old French magnificent, a back-formation from Latin magnificentior, comparative of magnificus "great, elevated, noble, distinguished," literally "doing great deeds" (see magnificence).