Definition of magnificent in English:

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Pronunciation: /maɡˈnɪfɪs(ə)nt/


1Extremely beautiful, elaborate, or impressive: a dramatic landscape of magnificent mountains
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  • It was a beautiful warm and calm day, and the view of mountains and lakes were magnificent.
  • Itala, Mkuzi and Hluhluwe Umfolozi are all rich in game and magnificent scenery.
  • If you take a distinguished poem and set it to magnificent music you can make a beautiful song.
splendid, spectacular, impressive, striking, glorious, superb, majestic, awesome, awe-inspiring, breathtaking
sumptuous, resplendent, grand, impressive, imposing, monumental, palatial, noble, proud, stately, exalted, royal, regal, kingly, imperial, princely, opulent, fine, luxurious, lavish, rich, brilliant, radiant, dazzling, beautiful, elegant, gorgeous, elevated, transcendent
informal splendiferous, ritzy, posh
rare splendacious, magnolious
2Very good; excellent: she paid tribute to their magnificent efforts
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  • Music will play a key part in the celebrations as the church boasts an excellent choir and a magnificent organ.
  • The adjudicator can only say well done to all concerned on this magnificent effort.
  • Harlequins' wing Ben Gollings added a further try to crown a magnificent effort.
admirable, fine, great, wonderful, notable
masterly, skilful, virtuoso, splendid, excellent, impressive, fine, coruscating, marvellous, wonderful, tremendous
informal super, terrific, glorious, superb, stellar, brilliant, great, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, amazeballs, out of this world, (like) a million dollars


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin magnificent- 'making great', based on magnus 'great'.

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