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statuesque

[stach-oo-esk] /ˌstætʃ uˈɛsk/
adjective
1.
like or suggesting a statue, as in massive or majestic dignity, grace, or beauty.
Origin of statuesque
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; statue + -esque
Related forms
statuesquely, adverb
statuesqueness, noun
unstatuesque, adjective
unstatuesquely, adverb
unstatuesqueness, noun
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statuesque

/ˌstætjʊˈɛsk/
adjective
1.
like a statue, esp in possessing great formal beauty or dignity
Derived Forms
statuesquely, adverb
statuesqueness, noun
Word Origin
C19: from statue + -esque, on the model of picturesque
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Word Origin and History for statuesque
adj.

early 1820s, from statue, patterned on picturesque.

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