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or mag·nif·i·cal

[mag-nif-ik or mag-nif-i-kuh l]
adjective Archaic.
  1. magnificent; imposing.
  2. grandiose; pompous.
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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
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Examples from the Web for magnifical

Historical Examples

  • I felt well-nigh inclined to lout (courtesy) me low unto this magnifical gentleman, rather than take him by the hand and kiss him.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest

    Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for magnifical



  1. archaic magnificent, grandiose, or pompous
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Derived Formsmagnifically, adverb

Word Origin

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