Sexless and reassuring they may be, incapable of sin they may be, but they have screwed us royally all the same.
Bombshell report in the U.S. or royally obsessed with the Brits?
He and Cynthia are royally happy too, and no doubt know better than I what they want.
And how royally beautiful was the sunshine, and how sweet was the breath of life!
However, she had come to Winthrop now, and royally, bringing him that which he cared the most for.
He has placed there only those from his own plantation; he has paid them royally.
The wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, white and red, were royally lavished.
The frosting gleams right, royally on that black hair of yours.
His mood changes each hour, and surely the day will come when he shall treat you royally.
"All that can be rightly asked will be royally bestowed," was the king's answer.
mid-13c., "fit for a king;" late 14c., "pertaining to a king," from Old French roial "royal, regal; splendid, magnificent" (12c., Modern French royal), from Latin regalis "of a king, kingly, royal, regal," from rex (genitive regis) "king" (see rex). Meaning "thorough, total" attested from 1940s; that of "splendid, first-rate" from 1853.
Battle royal (1670s) preserves the French custom of putting the adjective after the noun (cf. attorney general); the sense of the adjective here is "on a grand scale" (cf. pair-royal "three of a kind in cards or dice," c.1600). The Royal Oak was a tree in Boscobel in Shropshire in which Charles II hid himself during flight after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Sprigs of oak were worn to commemorate his restoration in 1660.
"royal person," c.1400, from royal (adj.). Specifically "member of the royal family" from 1774.
Thorough; definitive: gives me a royal pain in the ass (1940s+)