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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mag·nif·i·cent /-sənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : characterized by or attended with brilliance or grandeur;
            "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious
            work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid
            coronation ceremony" [syn: brilliant, glorious, splendid]