The word ‘magnificence” spells grandeur and splendour. You generally use the word “magnificent” for your splendid and sublime surroundings. Magnificence is the quality of being magnificent. Something that is magnificent is colossal in size and really imposing in appearance. It is huge and beautiful and the cost of its construction is exorbitant. It casts its brilliance and resplendence on all and sundry who perceive it.
George Sand had once remarked, “Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.” Living in magnificent places can tax your pockets heavily and can impose serious economy considerations. Magnificence appeals to the eye but all that glitters is not gold.