Magnificent

Mag*nif"i*cent

(?), a. [See Magnificence.] 1. Doing grand things; admirable in action; displaying great power or opulence, especially in building, way of living, and munificence.
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A prince is never so magnificent
As when he's sparing to enrich a few
With the injuries of many.
Massinger.
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2. Grand in appearance; exhibiting grandeur or splendor; splendid; pompous.
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When Rome's exalted beauties I descry
Magnificent in piles of ruin lie.
Addison.
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Syn. -- Glorious; majestic; sublime. See Grand.
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