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magnificent

adjective mag·nif·i·cent \-sənt\

: very beautiful or impressive : very great

Full Definition of MAGNIFICENT

1
:  great in deed or exalted in place —used only of former famous rulers <Lorenzo the Magnificent>
2
:  marked by stately grandeur and lavishness <a magnificent way of life>
3
:  sumptuous in structure and adornment <a magnificent cathedral>; broadly :  strikingly beautiful or impressive <a magnificent physique>
4
:  impressive to the mind or spirit :  sublime <magnificent prose>
5
:  exceptionally fine <a magnificent day>
mag·nif·i·cent·ly adverb

Examples of MAGNIFICENT

  1. the magnificent cathedrals of Europe
  2. He gave a magnificent performance.

First Known Use of MAGNIFICENT

15th century

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