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queenly

[kween-lee]
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adjective, queen·li·er, queen·li·est.
  1. belonging or proper to a queen: queenly propriety.
  2. befitting, or suggestive of, a queen: queenly grace.
adverb
  1. in a queenly manner.

Origin of queenly

First recorded in 1530–40; queen + -ly
Related formsqueen·li·ness, nounun·queen·ly, adjective
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queenly

adjective -lier or -liest
  1. resembling or appropriate to a queen
  2. having the rank of queen
adverb
  1. in a manner appropriate to a queen
Derived Formsqueenliness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for queenly

adj.

mid-15c., from queen (n.) + -ly (1). Related: Queenliness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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