Magnificence is when something is incredibly grand, beautiful, or impressive. You might describe the magnificence of a cruise ship, for example, with its elaborate ballrooms and large swimming pools.

When something makes a huge impression on you, especially for its hugeness or fanciness, it has the quality of magnificence. To a little kid, Disney World has magnificence, while an adult might be impressed by the magnificence of a first class European train car. In the fourteenth century, magnificence implied courage and nobility, as the word comes from the Latin root magnificus, which means both "great, noble, and eminent," and also "splendid, rich, or costly."

Definitions of magnificence

n splendid or imposing in size or appearance

grandness, impressiveness, richness
expansiveness, expansivity
a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
loftiness, majesty, stateliness
impressiveness in scale or proportion
Type of:
the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree

n the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

“for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel”
brilliance, grandeur, grandness, splendor, splendour
brilliant or conspicuous success or effect
Type of:
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

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