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1[mass noun] The quality of being magnificent:‘the magnificence of the surrounding countryside’
splendour, resplendence, grandeur, greatness, impressiveness, imposingness, glory, gloriousness, majesty, nobility, pomp, pomp and circumstance, stateliness, sumptuousness, opulence, luxuriousness, luxury, lavishness, richness, brilliance, radiance, dazzle, beauty, elegance, distinction, spectacle, pageantry, splendidness, gorgeousness, éclat, elevation, transcendence, transcendencysplendiferousness, ritziness, poshnessView synonyms
- ‘The extent and magnificence of the ruins was dazzling to behold.’
- ‘The city of Old Goa was once said to rival Lisbon in its magnificence.’
- ‘She is overawed by the moody magnificence of Glencoe, and entranced by the beauty of Edinburgh.’
- ‘We must, in other words, transform this tragedy into a triumph, a triumph of man's magnificence to man.’
- ‘In its heyday, the Cathay was renowned for its luxury and magnificence.’
- ‘It was a marvelous display of an orderly universe and a never-to-be forgotten experience of eerie beauty and magnificence.’
- ‘Floral magnificence should not be missed at a flower festival taking place this weekend in a York village church.’
- ‘I am simply unable to adequately come up with words to convey the beauty and magnificence of this film.’
- ‘Moreover their capital was famous as a City of Palaces, able to rival in grandeur and magnificence anything in South Asia.’
- ‘It had been an historic send-off in the medieval magnificence of the abbey's Gothic stone vaults.’
- ‘This pagoda had four sides and five storeys, and the carvings on the sides were famous for their magnificence.’
- ‘She has been painstakingly restoring the property to its original magnificence during the past three years.’
- ‘Above all, Tchaikovsky's enduring music soars with its timeless magnificence.’
- ‘We might as well have been in Paris or Rome, such was the beauty and magnificence of our trip.’
- ‘Busoni's hitherto unparalleled magnificence as a pianist was naturally reflected in a substantial amount of music for piano.’
- ‘Jane could stretch out on a lounger on the balcony, enjoying the dwarfing magnificence of the volcanoes on neighbouring Bali and Lombok.’
- ‘Historians have stated that its completeness, setting, size and sheer magnificence make it the finest citadel on earth.’
- ‘The sheer magnificence and beauty of the pictures will appeal to scientists and artists alike.’
- ‘Even through all their fear, the trees still impressed them with their magnificence.’
- ‘This version is splendid in its magnificence, and gives the film its proper due.’
- 1.1His/Your" etc. "Magnificencehistorical A title or form of address for a monarch or other distinguished person.
- ‘A eunuch leaned and brushed the emperor's ear with his headdress, and said, ‘The gates, Your Magnificence.’’
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