magnificence


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mag·nif·i·cence

 (măg-nĭf′ĭ-səns)
n.
1. Greatness or lavishness of surroundings; splendor.
2. Grand or imposing beauty.

magnificence

(mæɡˈnɪfɪsəns)
n
the quality of being magnificent
[C14: via French from Latin magnificentia]

mag•nif•i•cence

(mægˈnɪf ə səns)

n.
1. the quality of being magnificent.
2. impressiveness of surroundings.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnificence - splendid or imposing in size or appearance; "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"
excellence - the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
expansiveness, expansivity - a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand; "the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed"
majesty, stateliness, loftiness - impressiveness in scale or proportion
2.magnificence - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grandmagnificence - the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products"
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
eclat - brilliant or conspicuous success or effect; "the eclat of a great achievement"

magnificence

noun splendour, glory, majesty, grandeur, brilliance, nobility, gorgeousness, sumptuousness, sublimity, resplendence I shall never forget the magnificence of the Swiss mountains.

magnificence

noun
Translations
فَخامَه، رَوْعَه، بَهاء، عَظَمَه
nádhera
pragtstorslåethed
glæsileiki

magnificence

[mægˈnɪfɪsəns] Nmagnificencia f

magnificence

[mægˈnɪfɪsəns] nmagnificence f

magnificence

n
(= excellence)Großartigkeit f, → Größe f
(= splendid appearance)Pracht f, → Glanz m
his MagnificenceSeine Magnifizenz

magnificence

[mægˈnɪfɪsns] nmagnificenza

magnificent

(məgˈnifisnt) adjective
great and splendid. a magnificent costume; a magnificent performance.
magˈnificently adverb
magˈnificence noun
References in classic literature ?
A definite literary ambition grew up in me, and in the long reveries of the afternoon, when I was distributing my case, I fashioned a future of overpowering magnificence and undying celebrity.
But in America, the coins current being the sole arms of the aristocracy, their display may be said, in general, to be the sole means of the aristocratic distinction; and the populace, looking always upward for models,,are insensibly led to confound the two entirely separate ideas of magnificence and beauty.
I could see, it is true, that she expected me to be greatly struck with the magnificence that surrounded her; and, I confess, I was rather annoyed at her evident efforts to reassure me, and prevent me from being overwhelmed by so much grandeur--too much awed at the idea of encountering her husband and mother-in-law, or too much ashamed of my own humble appearance.
The porter, more than ever alarmed at the sight of so much magnificence, tremblingly saluted the noble company.
Even at a small party, the company was a pleasure to behold; the richly varied hues of the assembly in a church or theatre are said to have more than once proved too distracting for our greatest teachers and actors; but most ravishing of all is said to have been the unspeakable magnificence of a military review.
With its daring imagery, grave magnificence of language and solemn thought, it is nothing less than Elizabethan, and only the masters of that age could have done it justice in the rendering.
The vivid colours of their draped raiment and the gold of their earrings invested with a barbaric and regal magnificence their figures, stepping out freely in a shower of broken sunshine.
A short passage, and an ascent of seven steps, each of which was composed of a solid beam of oak, led him to the apartment of the Lady Rowena, the rude magnificence of which corresponded to the respect which was paid to her by the lord of the mansion.
An office in the household, with merely nominal duties, had been assigned to her as a pretext for the payment of a small pension, the greater part of which she expended in adorning herself with an antique magnificence of attire.
And because my first inclination was to be entertained with scenes of pomp and magnificence, I desired to see Alexander the Great at the head of his army, just after the battle of Arbela: which, upon a motion of the governor's finger, immediately appeared in a large field, under the window where we stood.
Here the viceroy and his company were received with so much ceremony, as was rather troublesome than pleasing to us who were fatigued with the labours of the passage; and having stayed here some time, that the gentlemen who attended the viceroy to Goa might fit out their vessels, we set sail, and after having been detained some time at sea, by calms and contrary winds, and somewhat harassed by the English and Dutch, who were now increased to eleven ships of war, arrived at Goa, on Saturday, the 16th of December, and the viceroy made his entry with great magnificence.
Lastly, on the gorgeous crimson cushion of Grandfather's chair would have shone the purple and golden magnificence of Sir William Phips.