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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: magnificus 'very impressive, excellent', from magnus 'great'

magnificent

adjective
     
mag‧nif‧i‧cent
very good or beautiful, and very impressive:
a magnificent performance
The twelve-mile coastline has magnificent scenery.
She looked magnificent in a long red dress.
magnificently adverb
magnificence noun [uncountable]

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