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[muh-jes-tik] /məˈdʒɛs tɪk/
characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand:
the majestic Alps.
Also, majestical.
Origin of majestic
First recorded in 1595-1605; majest(y) + -ic
Related forms
majestically, adverb
unmajestic, adjective
unmajestically, adverb
Can be confused
magisterial, magistrate, majestic.
august, splendid, magnificent, regal, royal, kingly, imperial, noble.
base, mean. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for majestical
Historical Examples
  • "I do not like buffoons who don't make me laugh," said that majestical monarch.

  • We do it wrong, he said, being so majestical, to offer it the show of violence.

    The Earl of Beaconsfield James Anthony Froude
  • He must have read her mind, for in his majestical way he smilingly shook his head.

    Gideon's Band George W. Cable
  • How majestical, how simple, how much a poet and a gentleman!

    Plays, Acting and Music Arthur Symons
  • But we must not anticipate this majestical scene, “wonderful beyond all wondrous measure.”

  • How beautiful is the "firmament; this majestical roof fretted with golden fire!"

    Thoughts on Man William Godwin
  • It is our will That thus enchains us to permitted ill— We might be otherwise—we might be all We dream of happy, high, majestical.

    Mysticism in English Literature Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
  • The yachts were moving away yonder, majestical, swan-like, white sails shining against the blue.

    Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon
  • All at once, as he ran by the ridge of Parnassus, there in the cool of a cleft was seated the majestical god Pan!

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • His discourses are described as rational and judicious, "recommended by an eloquence, graceful and majestical."

British Dictionary definitions for majestical


having or displaying majesty or great dignity; grand; lofty
Derived Forms
majestically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for majestical



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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