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magnificent

[ mag-nif-uh-suhnt ]
/ mægˈnɪf ə sənt /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of magnificent

1425–75; late Middle English <Middle French <Latin magnificent- (stem recorded in comparative, superlative, and other forms) for magnificus.See magnific, -ent
1. Magnificent, gorgeous, splendid, superb are terms of high admiration and all are used informally in weak exaggeration. Something that is magnificent is beautiful, princely, grand, or ostentatious: a magnificent display of paintings; a magnificent view of the harbor. That which is gorgeous moves one to admiration by the richness and (often colorful) variety of its effects: a gorgeous array of handsome gifts. That which is splendid is dazzling or impressive in its brilliance, radiance, or excellence: splendid jewels; a splendid body of scholars. That which is superb is above others in, or is of the highest degree of, excellence, elegance, or (less often, today) grandeur: a superb concert; superb wines.
mag·nif·i·cent·ly, adverbmag·nif·i·cent·ness, nounsu·per·mag·nif·i·cent, adjectivesu·per·mag·nif·i·cent·ly, adverb
magnificent , munificent
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British Dictionary definitions for magnificent

magnificent
/ (mæɡˈnɪfɪsənt) /

adjective

splendid or impressive in appearance
superb or very fine
(esp of ideas) noble or elevated
archaic great or exalted in rank or action
magnificently, adverbmagnificentness, noun
C16: from Latin magnificentio more splendid; irregular comparative of magnificus great in deeds; see magnific
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