- in the manner of a king; regally.
Origin of kingly
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1, 2. princely, sovereign, majestic, august, magnificent, exalted, grand. Kingly, regal, royal refer to that which is closely associated with a king, or is suitable for one. What is kingly may either belong to a king, or be befitting, worthy of, or like a king: a kingly presence, appearance, graciousness. Regal is especially applied to the office of kingship or the outward manifestations of grandeur and majesty: regal authority, bearing, splendor, munificence. Royal is applied especially to what pertains to or is associated with the person of a monarch: the royal family, word, robes, salute; a royal residence.
1, 2. lowly.
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Examples from the Web for kingly
When a leak springs in her bathroom and she has to pay a kingly sum to the plumber, she Googles “how to get cash quick.”The First Great Internet Novel
July 13, 2013
He was too preoccupied with kingly matters to turn the cakes.After Richard III, Archeologists Aim To Dig Up Alfred The Great
February 5, 2013
The pomp of Antony's position, too, and his kingly personality pleased our poet.The Man Shakespeare
And nothing could be more instinct with fierce and kingly grandeur.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
At last they fix upon the kingly art, as having the desired sort of knowledge.Euthydemus
These were words which savored of kingly authority and which were odious to the people.Union and Democracy
The question, as he held, was one of art, not of kingly predilection.Art in England
- appropriate to a king; majestic
- poetic, or archaic in a manner appropriate to a king
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