or mag·nif·i·cal

[mag-nif-ik or mag-nif-i-kuh l]

adjective Archaic.

magnificent; imposing.
grandiose; pompous.

Origin of magnific

1480–90; < Latin magnificus grand (see magni-, -fic); replacing earlier magnyfyque < Middle French < Latin as above
Related formsmag·nif·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for magnific




archaic magnificent, grandiose, or pompous
Derived Formsmagnifically, adverb

Word Origin for magnific

C15: via Old French from Latin magnificus great in deeds, from magnus great + facere to do
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