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  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

Synonyms for majestic

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


less commonly majestical

  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



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

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