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.
- mag·nif·i·cent·ly, adverb
- mag·nif·i·cent·ness, noun
- su·per·mag·nif·i·cent, adjective
- su·per·mag·nif·i·cent·ly, adverb
- magnificent , munificent
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How to use magnificent in a sentence
Consider the magnificent career Rodgers has had and realize that he’s still grinding for a second championship.Aaron Rodgers, entering a showdown with Tom Brady, has gone from chippy to chill | Jerry Brewer | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Heather Tarr, the magnificent softball coach at the University of Washington, told me once at the end of a regular season, “I hope the year has taught us enough about ourselves.”Tallying up a year of loss: A lot of pounds, too many loved ones, countless connections | Jerry Brewer | December 27, 2020 | Washington Post
It wasn’t Hubble or Spitzer or Kepler, and it might never be something so magnificent.
It’s the most magnificent chess game to identify and tailor immigration strategies that best fit their unique situation, priorities and timing.
A chair can look magnificent, but if you can’t sit on it, it isn’t a very good chair.Fashion is struggling to rise to the creative challenge of Covid-19 | Marc Bain | October 14, 2020 | Quartz
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 | Tim Teeman | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After all, plenty of other kid stars would try, and a few, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Jodie Foster, would succeed magnificently.Shirley Temple Survived Being the Biggest Child Star of All Time With Wit and Grace | Malcolm Jones | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tell that to the nearby pandas, happily ensconced with their bamboo, magnificently ignoring everything.
It ended, magnificently, in a shoot-out between the women in a fairground hall of mirrors.
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 | David Frum | April 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Certainly Gurickx played magnificently, and with a brio I have rarely heard equalled.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The King had his young daughter very magnificently christened by Archbishop Cranmer.The Childhood of Distinguished Women | Selina A. Bower
Dresses magnificently, gives wonderful parties, and always has the last new thing.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
The rowers, magnificently apparelled, and the crew were under the command of a prior of the order of the Knights of Rhodes.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
It is one of the largest and most magnificently furnished in Europe.
British Dictionary definitions for magnificent
splendid or impressive in appearance
superb or very fine
(esp of ideas) noble or elevated
archaic great or exalted in rank or action
- magnificently, adverb
- magnificentness, noun
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