stately or splendid, as resembling, suggesting, or befitting a king; regal: He strode into the room with a kingly air.
pertaining or proper to a king: kingly power.
having the rank of king.
consisting of kings or others of royal rank: kingly personages.
in the manner of a king; regally.
- king·li·ness, noun
- un·king·ly, adjective, adverb
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How to use kingly in a sentence
To have a fresh-from-the-garden salad in January is nothing short of kingly.Fresh vegetables in the middle of winter? It’s possible, even in colder climes. | Adrian Higgins | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
When a leak springs in her bathroom and she has to pay a kingly sum to the plumber, she Googles “how to get cash quick.”
He was too preoccupied with kingly matters to turn the cakes.After Richard III, Archeologists Aim To Dig Up Alfred The Great | Tom Sykes | February 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He continued its sale, however, as a kingly monopoly, allowing only those to engage in it who paid him for the privilege.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
kingly authority was not gained at first through power over men's bodies, but through influence over their minds.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
The kingly power among the Jews was checked and hedged by other powers, so that an overgrown tyranny was difficult and unusual.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
James thought his kingly power divine And, loathing Puritanic ‘whine,’A Humorous History of England | C. Harrison
His cheek was red,And his eye was clear and bright; He ate and drank with a kingly zest,And peacefully snored at night.The Book of Humorous Verse | Various
British Dictionary definitions for kingly
appropriate to a king; majestic
poetic, or archaic in a manner appropriate to a king
- kingliness, noun
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