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majestic

[muh-jes-tik]
adjective
  1. characterized by or possessing majesty; of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand: the majestic Alps.
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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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Antonyms for majestic

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Examples from the Web for majestical

Historical Examples of majestical

  • "I do not like buffoons who don't make me laugh," said that majestical monarch.

    Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1

    Andrew Lang

  • We do it wrong, he said, being so majestical, to offer it the show of violence.

    The Earl of Beaconsfield

    James Anthony Froude

  • He must have read her mind, for in his majestical way he smilingly shook his head.

    Gideon's Band

    George W. Cable

  • How majestical, how simple, how much a poet and a gentleman!

  • But we must not anticipate this majestical scene, “wonderful beyond all wondrous measure.”


British Dictionary definitions for majestical

majestic

less commonly majestical

adjective
  1. having or displaying majesty or great dignity; grand; lofty
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Derived Formsmajestically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for majestical

majestic

adj.

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

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