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majestic

[muh-jes-tik] /məˈdʒɛs tɪk/
adjective
1.
characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand:
the majestic Alps.
Also, majestical.
Origin of majestic
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; majest(y) + -ic
Related forms
majestically, adverb
unmajestic, adjective
unmajestically, adverb
Can be confused
magisterial, magistrate, majestic.
Synonyms
august, splendid, magnificent, regal, royal, kingly, imperial, noble.
Antonyms
base, mean.
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  • There are a good many in to look upon him as he lies there so majestically calm.

    The Elm Tree Tales F. Irene Burge Smith
  • Unlike her brother, Madame la Comtesse was tall and majestically built.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Sabbataï sat upon a chest as majestically as though it were the throne of Solomon.

  • Certainly Jeremy Taylor rolls along as majestically as any of them.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
  • "And that is not the same thing, Aramis," said Porthos, majestically.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • They consented to pray for him, some majestically, others shyly.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • On she plowed unswervingly and majestically, straight toward them.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • Now let go my hand and turn proudly and majestically around.

    The Daughter of an Empress Louise Muhlbach
  • Julia rises and goes slowly and majestically out of the room.

    Possession Laurence Housman
British Dictionary definitions for majestically

majestic

/məˈdʒɛstɪk/
adjective
1.
having or displaying majesty or great dignity; grand; lofty
Derived Forms
majestically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for majestically

majestic

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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