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[mag-nif-uh-suh nt] /mægˈnɪf ə sənt/

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.
splendid or impressive in appearance
superb or very fine
(esp of ideas) noble or elevated
(archaic) great or exalted in rank or action

“in a splendid manner,” early 15c.; see magnificent + -ly (2).

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).


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