adjective Etymology: Middle French magnifique, from Latin magnificus Date: 15th century 1. magnificent 2 2. imposing in size or dignity <
a magnific temple
3. a. sublime, exalted b. characterized by grandiloquence ; pompous <
commenced the conversation in the most magnific style — S. T. Coleridge
magnifical adjectivemagnifically adverb

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  • magnific — MAGNÍFIC, Ă, magnifici, ce, adj. (livr.) Măreţ, grandios, superb, minunat; de un fast ieşit din comun. ♦ (Cu valoare de superlativ) Foarte frumos, strălucit, desăvârşit. – Din fr. magnifique. Trimis de claudia, 21.09.2003. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • Magnific — Mag*nif ic, Magnifical Mag*nif ic*al, a. [L. magnificus; magnus great + facere to make: cf. F. magnifique. See {Magnitude}, {Fact}. and cf. {Magnificent}.] Grand; splendid; illustrious; magnificent. [Obs.] 1 Chron. xxii. 5. Thy magnific deeds.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnific — or magnifical [mag nif′ik] adj. [ME magnyfyque < OFr magnifique < L magnificus] Archaic 1. magnificent 2. imposing in size, dignity, etc. 3. a) pompous b) grandiloquent …   English World dictionary

  • magnific — magnifically, adv. /mag nif ik/, adj. Archaic. 1. magnificent; imposing. 2. grandiose; pompous. Also, magnifical. [1480 90; < L magnificus grand (see MAGNI , FIC); r. earlier magnyfyque < MF < L as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • magnific — adjective Grand; splendid; illustrious; magnificent …   Wiktionary

  • magnífic — mag|ní|fic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • magnífic — adj. m., pl. magnífici; f. sg. magníficã, pl. magnífice …   Romanian orthography

  • magnific — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent: august, baronial, grand, grandiose, imposing, lordly, magnificent, majestic, noble, princely, regal, royal, splendid, stately, sublime, superb. See BIG, GOOD …   English dictionary for students

  • magnific — mag·nif·ic …   English syllables

  • magnific — mag•ni•fic [[t]mægˈnɪf ɪk[/t]] also mag•nif′i•cal adj. 1) magnificent 2) grandiose; pompous • Etymology: 1480–90; (< MF magnifique) < L magnificus=magn(us) large + i i + ficus fic mag•nif′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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