The adjective magnificent describes something that has grandeur, like the magnificent Great Wall of China or the Pyramids, which usually inspire awe in the people who see them.

The word magnificent comes from the 1510s, from the Old French word of the same spelling, meaning "doing great deeds." That's why rulers were often called "magnificent," though this adjective also describes things that are impressively large, like a magnificent volunteer force made up of thousands of people. Magnificent can also mean "absolutely excellent," like the magnificent play that everyone wants to see.

Definitions of magnificent

adj characterized by grandeur

magnificent cathedrals”
brilliant, glorious, splendid
making a strong or vivid impression

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