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majestic

[muh-jes-tik]
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adjective
  1. characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand: the majestic Alps.
Also ma·jes·ti·cal.

Origin of majestic

First recorded in 1595–1605; majest(y) + -ic
Related formsma·jes·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·ma·jes·tic, adjectiveun·ma·jes·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Can be confusedmagisterial magistrate majestic

Synonyms

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august, splendid, magnificent, regal, royal, kingly, imperial, noble.

Antonyms

base, mean.
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Examples from the Web for majestic

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Historical Examples

  • And more than anything to be remarked was the majestic serenity of his expression.

  • They were rather of the sort that closes solemnly in slumber with majestic effect.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • Beside which, the caravan was moving at the majestic rate of about five miles a day.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • One of them was tall and majestic, and the other low, and of a shape and figure the most alluring.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • This time the Majestic was taken as the target for a torpedo and she went down.


British Dictionary definitions for majestic

majestic

less commonly majestical

adjective
  1. having or displaying majesty or great dignity; grand; lofty
Derived Formsmajestically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for majestic

adj.

c.1600, from majesty + -ic. Related: Majestical (1570s); majestically.

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