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mag·nif·i·cent

 (măg-nĭf′ĭ-sənt)
adj.
1. Splendid in appearance; grand: a magnificent palace. See Synonyms at grand.
2. Grand or noble in thought or accomplishment; exalted: a magnificent notion.
3. Outstanding of its kind; excellent: a magnificent place for sailing.

[Middle English, from Old French, from magnificence, splendor, from Latin magnificentia, from magnificent- comparative and superlative stem of magnificus, magnificent; see magnific.]

mag·nif′i·cent·ly adv.

magnificent

(mæɡˈnɪfɪsənt)
adj
1. splendid or impressive in appearance
2. superb or very fine
3. (esp of ideas) noble or elevated
4. archaic great or exalted in rank or action
[C16: from Latin magnificentio more splendid; irregular comparative of magnificus great in deeds; see magnific]
magˈnificently adv
magˈnificentness n

mag•nif•i•cent

(mægˈnɪf ə sənt)

adj.
1. splendid or impressive in appearance.
2. very fine; superb: magnificent weather.
3. noble; sublime.
4. (usu. cap.) (formerly used as a title) Lorenzo the Magnificent.
5. lavish: a magnificent feast.
[1425–75; < Middle French < Late Latin magnificent- in Latin a variant s., of magnificus]
mag•nif′i•cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.magnificent - characterized by grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"

magnificent

adjective
2. brilliant, fine, excellent, outstanding, superb, superior, splendid She is magnificent at making you feel able to talk.

magnificent

adjective
1. Marked by extraordinary elegance, beauty, and splendor:
2. Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
3. Far beyond what is usual, normal, or customary:
Informal: standout.
Translations
عَظِيمٌفَخْم، فاخِر، عَظيم
nádhernývelkolepý
storslåetstrålende
suurenmoinenupeahienomahtava
veličanstven
glæsilegur
壮大な
웅장한
krāšņslielisks
veličasten
magnifikstorartad
สง่างาม
tráng lệ

magnificent

[mægˈnɪfɪsənt] ADJ [display, performance, achievement, animal, view] → magnífico, espléndido; [building] → espléndido
he has done a magnificent jobha hecho un trabajo magnífico or espléndido
the princess looked magnificentla princesa estaba esplendorosa

magnificent

[mægˈnɪfɪsənt] adjmagnifique
a magnificent view → une vue magnifique
a magnificent effort
It was a magnificent effort
BUT Ils ont fourni un effort absolument remarquable.

magnificent

adj
(= wonderful, excellent)großartig; food, mealhervorragend, ausgezeichnet; he has done a magnificent jober hat das ganz hervorragend gemacht; a magnificent follyeine Torheit grandiosen Ausmaßes
(= of splendid appearance)prachtvoll, prächtig

magnificent

[mægˈnɪfɪsnt] adjmagnifico/a

magnificent

(məgˈnifisnt) adjective
great and splendid. a magnificent costume; a magnificent performance.
magˈnificently adverb
magˈnificence noun

magnificent

عَظِيمٌ velkolepý storslået großartig μεγαλοπρεπής magnífico suurenmoinen magnifique veličanstven magnifico 壮大な 웅장한 prachtig storartet wspaniały magnífico великолепный magnifik สง่างาม harika tráng lệ 宏伟的
References in classic literature ?
So magnificent was the small figure when thus arrayed, and such was the splendour of Pearl's own proper beauty, shining through the gorgeous robes which might have extinguished a paler loveliness, that there was an absolute circle of radiance around her on the darksome cottage floor.
It was toward evening that Ichabod arrived at the castle of the Heer Van Tassel, which he found thronged with the pride and flower of the adjacent country Old farmers, a spare leathern- faced race, in homespun coats and breeches, blue stockings, huge shoes, and magnificent pewter buckles.
Though I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down for this shabby part of a whaling voyage, when others were set down for magnificent parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces --though I cannot tell why this was exactly; yet, now that I recall all the circumstances, I think I can see a little into the springs and motives which being cunningly presented to me under various disguises, induced me to set about performing the part I did, besides cajoling me into the delusion that it was a choice resulting from my own unbiased freewill and discriminating judgment.
It built magnificent racing parks all over the country, and by means of enormous purses it lured the people to come, and then it organized a gigantic shell game, whereby it plundered them of hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
In that far-off mystic land of gold, and gems, and spices, and waving palms, and wondrous flowers, and miraculous fertility, will awake new forms of art, new styles of splendor; and the negro race, no longer despised and trodden down, will, perhaps, show forth some of the latest and most magnificent revelations of human life.
Another bugle blast - the gate flies open, the bull plunges in, furious, trembling, blinking in the blinding light, and stands there, a magnificent creature, centre of those multitudinous and admiring eyes, brave, ready for battle, his attitude a challenge.
Over in the vacant lots was Jasper, young, coal black, and of magnificent build, sitting on a wheelbarrow in the pelting sun--at work, supposably, whereas he was in fact only preparing for it by taking an hour's rest before beginning.
Nothing less than a great, magnificent inspiration.
What are you going to do with the magnificent profits you get from this business?
What magnificent orders would travel from this family to London," said Edward, "in such an event
A soft sound of rising now became audible; the curtain was swept back from the arch; through it appeared the dining-room, with its lit lustre pouring down light on the silver and glass of a magnificent dessert-service covering a long table; a band of ladies stood in the opening; they entered, and the curtain fell behind them.
Belonging to the younger branch of a family of great antiquity, the one inheritance of importance that he had derived from his ancestors was the possession of a magnificent library, which not only filled all the rooms in his modest little dwelling, but lined the staircases and passages as well.