adjective, might·i·er, might·i·est.
- might and main, with,
- might makes right,
Origin of mighty
Examples from the Web for mightier
Marty said: “The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.”
According to the former Speaker of the House, the pen is not mightier than the sword... or an electro-magnetic pulse.
They practiced what he had preached to a mightier race, practiced it with a thoroughness beyond the kind of man to comprehend.Happy Ending|Fredric Brown
Tact might have been mightier than an army and wise measures might have worked wonders.The History of Sulu|Najeeb M. Saleeby
But as the struggle endured, she got weaker and weaker, and nature mightier and mightier.White Lies|Charles Reade
We had mountains behind us and mountains on each side, and a group of mightier ones ahead.Sketches from Memory (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")|Nathaniel Hawthorne
It is not so—mightier, more terrible and great—it is the supernatural glow of an unseen life beyond that thus appals us.Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
adjective mightier or mightiest
- having or indicating might; powerful or strong
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the mighty
Old English mihtig, earlier mæhtig, from miht (see might (n.)). Cf. Old Frisian mechtig, Old Saxon mahtig, Dutch machtig, German mächtig. As an adverb, it is attested from c.1300, though now considered colloquial.
see high and mighty.