magnificent

magnificent
[[t]mægnɪ̱fɪsənt[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
If you say that something or someone is magnificent, you mean that you think they are extremely good, beautiful, or impressive.

...a magnificent country house in wooded grounds.

...magnificent views over the San Fernando Valley...

She is magnificent at making you feel you can talk quite naturally to her.

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magnificence N-UNCOUNT oft N of n

I shall never forget the magnificence of the Swiss mountains and the beauty of the lakes.

magnificently ADV-GRADED ADV after v, ADV adj/-ed

The team played magnificently throughout the competition.

...a magnificently elaborate head-dress.


English dictionary. 2008.

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