- in the manner of a king; regally.
Origin of kingly
1, 2. princely, sovereign, majestic, august, magnificent, exalted, grand. Kingly, regal, royal refer to that which is closely associated with a king, or is suitable for one. What is kingly may either belong to a king, or be befitting, worthy of, or like a king: a kingly presence, appearance, graciousness. Regal is especially applied to the office of kingship or the outward manifestations of grandeur and majesty: regal authority, bearing, splendor, munificence. Royal is applied especially to what pertains to or is associated with the person of a monarch: the royal family, word, robes, salute; a royal residence.
1, 2. lowly.
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Examples from the Web for kingliness
Royalty, or kingliness, over life, restraining and glorifying.Ariadne Florentina
There's a kingliness, Marcella—not only about you, but about me too.Captivity
M. Leonora Eyles
Mr. Holloway's Theseus was wanting in kingliness, and his hunting scene was perhaps the worst thing in the play.
Truly he had not the vast strength and stature of Norway's king, but Alfred's was the kingliness of wisdom and statecraft.King Alfred's Viking
Charles W. Whistler
From this community of feeling comes a kingliness of character; and he who is king-like goes on to be heaven-like.Tao Teh King
- appropriate to a king; majestic
- poetic, or archaic in a manner appropriate to a king
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