Magnificent Mag*nif"i*cent, a. [See {Magnificence}.] 1. Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence. [1913 Webster]

A prince is never so magnificent As when he's sparing to enrich a few With the injuries of many. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

2. Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid; pompous. [1913 Webster]

When Rome's exalted beauties I descry Magnificent in piles of ruin lie. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Glorious; majestic; sublime. See {Grand}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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