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majestic

[muh-jes-tik]
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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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Related Words

royallywonderfullyregally

Examples from the Web for majestically

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • There are a good many in to look upon him as he lies there so majestically calm.

    The Elm Tree Tales

    F. Irene Burge Smith

  • Unlike her brother, Madame la Comtesse was tall and majestically built.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Sabbataï sat upon a chest as majestically as though it were the throne of Solomon.

  • Certainly Jeremy Taylor rolls along as majestically as any of them.

  • "And that is not the same thing, Aramis," said Porthos, majestically.

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere


British Dictionary definitions for majestically

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 majestically

majestic

adj.

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

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