One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a magnificent view of the mountains’
splendid, spectacular, impressive, striking, glorious, superb, majestic, awesome, awe-inspiring, breathtaking
2‘a magnificent apartment overlooking the lake’
sumptuous, resplendent, grand, impressive, imposing, monumental, palatial, noble, proud, stately, exalted, royal, regal, kingly, imperial, princely, opulent, fine, luxurious, lavish, rich, brilliant, radiant, dazzling, beautiful, elegant, gorgeous, elevated, transcendent
informal splendiferous, ritzy, posh
rare splendacious, magnolious
modest, tawdry, cheap
3‘a magnificent act of heroism’
admirable, fine, great, wonderful, notable
4‘a magnificent performance’
masterly, skilful, virtuoso, splendid, excellent, impressive, fine, coruscating, marvellous, wonderful, tremendous
informal super, terrific, glorious, superb, stellar, brilliant, great, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, amazeballs, out of this world, a million dollars, like a million dollars
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