- having, characterized by, or showing superior power or strength: mighty rulers.
- of great size; huge: a mighty oak.
- great in amount, extent, degree, or importance; exceptional: a mighty accomplishment.
- Informal. very; extremely: I'm mighty pleased.
- (used with a plural verb) mighty persons collectively (usually preceded by the): the rich and the mighty.
Origin of mighty
Examples from the Web for mightiness
His high and mightiness had the whole story of the accident from some tattle-tale.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
He could not appreciate—no man can—the mightiness of female cunning.What Will He Do With It, Complete
They are at my house, your Mightiness; send some one with me, and I will give them up.For Fortune and Glory
An attempt was made to induce us to remain at a respectful distance from his mightiness.Eothen
A. W. Kinglake
The mightiness of the sea, like the mightiness of the mountain, draws mankind.A Floating Home
- having or indicating might; powerful or strong
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the mighty
- very large; vast
- very great in extent, importance, etc
- informal, mainly US and Canadian (intensifier)he was mighty tired
Word Origin and History for mightiness
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.
Idioms and Phrases with mightiness
see high and mighty.