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 The coronation was a magnificent sight.
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 know the truth for the magnificent purpose of becoming free — Philip Wylie
5 : exceptionally fine a magnificent day valley crops were magnificent that year — Julian Dana
Examples of magnificent in a Sentence
the magnificent cathedrals of Europe
He gave a magnificent performance.
Recent Examples of magnificent from the Web
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The quieter scenes between Caesar and the Colonel are nothing short of magnificent.
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Watching them with a professional orchestra performing John Williams' magnificent score live.
Guinan, who is magnificent, does the rest in ensuring that our initial sympathies are with Arnold and his returning son; Paige really does seem to have a screw loose and Max is a bit too busy being politically correct.
The show closed with a magnificent bridal look with adorned sleeves and a bow.
A steady crush of visitors shuffled through the muggy one-way route leading to the payoff: the magnificent Hall of Mirrors.
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Synonym Discussion of magnificent
MAGNIFICENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of magnificent for English Language Learners
: very beautiful or impressive : very great
MAGNIFICENT Defined for Kids
Definition of magnificent for Students
: very beautiful or impressive a magnificent view
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