majestic

[muh-jes-tik]

adjective

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

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

Synonyms for majestic

Antonyms for majestic

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Examples from the Web for majestic

Contemporary Examples of majestic

Historical Examples of majestic

  • And more than anything to be remarked was the majestic serenity of his expression.

  • They were rather of the sort that closes solemnly in slumber with majestic effect.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • Beside which, the caravan was moving at the majestic rate of about five miles a day.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • One of them was tall and majestic, and the other low, and of a shape and figure the most alluring.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • This time the Majestic was taken as the target for a torpedo and she went down.


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
adj.

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

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