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.
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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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