majestic

[muh-jes-tik]

adjective

characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand: the majestic Alps.

Nearby words

  1. maitre d'hotel,
  2. maitreya,
  3. maize,
  4. maj.,
  5. maj. gen.,
  6. majesty,
  7. majlis,
  8. majocchi's disease,
  9. majolica,
  10. major

Also ma·jes·ti·cal.

Origin of majestic

First recorded in 1595–1605; majest(y) + -ic

Related formsma·jes·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·ma·jes·tic, adjectiveun·ma·jes·ti·cal·ly, adverb

Can be confusedmagisterial magistrate majestic

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British Dictionary definitions for majestic

majestic

less commonly majestical

adjective

having or displaying majesty or great dignity; grand; lofty
Derived Formsmajestically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for majestic

majestic

adj.

c.1600, from majesty + -ic. Related: Majestical (1570s); majestically.

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